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Former NUS professor refutes Singapore’s allegations that he is an ‘agent of influence’

“My family and my home are all here. I have property in Singapore, too. How can they treat me like this?”

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The former NUS professor accused by the Singapore government as being an ‘agent of influence‘ has refuted allegations that he colluded with intelligence officials of a foreign country.

In an interview with the South China Morning Post (SCMP), Huang Jing, 59, who is still in Singapore said;

“It’s nonsense to identify me as ‘an agent of influence’ for a foreign country. And why didn’t they identify which foreign country they’re referring to? Is it the US or China?”

– Huang Jing

He said he would seek help from his lawyer and the US embassy in Singapore.

Huang Jing and his wife, Shirley Yang Xiuping who also faces deportation, are China-born US citizens.

“My family and my home are all here. I have property in Singapore, too. How can they treat me like this? If they have evidence, they should take me to court.”

– Huang Jing

Huang added that the Government has not given him a deadline to leave. He said he would seek help from his lawyer and the US embassy in Singapore.

According to a media statement by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Huang had given “privileged information” about the foreign country to a senior member of the LKYSPP, who then conveyed that information to “very senior public officials” who were “in a position to direct Singapore’s foreign policy”.

But the Singaporean government declined to act on the information, it said.

The statement also said Huang’s acts amounted to subversion and foreign interference in Singapore’s domestic politics, and that Huang had engaged other influential Singaporeans for his activities.

His wife was also aware that Huang was using his position at the LKYSPP to advance the agenda of a foreign country, the statement added.

According to SCMP, Huang is often quoted by international media outlets including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Post and also writes pro-China opinion pieces for mainland newspapers including Beijing mouthpiece People’s Daily.

Last year, he wrote in a Singaporean paper that a ruling by The Hague against China’s claim to sovereignty in the South China Sea had caused great damage to regional peace.

Further reading:
Ex-NUS Professor uncovered as an agent for foreign intelligence; faces immediate deportation from Singapore

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