Huang Jing, a Lee Foundation professor at the LKY School of Public Policy at NUS, had been accused by the Home Affairs Ministry (MHA) of Singapore of being “an agent of influence of a foreign country.” The MHA determined that Huang was an ‘undesirable immigrant’ pursuant to Section 8(3)(k) for ‘engaging in activities inimical to Singapore’s national interests.’
According to news reports, Huang had given “privileged information” while working with ‘intelligence organisations’ to persons including a senior member of LKYSPP who duly converyed the information to very senior public officials ‘who were in a position to direct Singapore’s foreign policy.’
MHA also said the Singapore Government declined to act on the ‘privileged information.’
However, Prof Huang, who is reportedly still in Singapore, has denied the allegations against him.
He told the South China Morning Post (SCMP) on Friday that it is “nonsense” to identify him 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?” Prof Huang asked.
Prof Huang added that he would seek help from his lawyer and the US embassy in Singapore, and that he has not been given a deadline to leave the country, according to the SCMP report.