Andy Wong: UK Grad, Prime Mover Driver, “Political Analyst”, Telegram Porn Distributor | campus.sg

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Where to begin on the story of this Andy Wong Ming Jun, who seems to be making himself infamous in the media circle? You may have heard his name associated with a recent charge against him for leaked sexual materials on Telegram, or maybe you read his name somewhere in relation to Nikkei Asia (or more likely from local newspapers because his piece was cited by our very own MFA).

So let’s unroll his bizarre story… backwards, starting with how he was charged in court for possessing and transmitting obscene materials of women.

Jul 28: Charged for Telegram porn channel

On July 28, four men were “hauled to court” and charged with possessing and sharing leaked sexual videos and nude images of women in a Telegram group. Andy Wong, 28, was the youngest of them, and faces the highest number of charges – 11 charges in total – including five of possessing obscene videos under the Films Act. He had over 2,300 videos on his laptop, thumb drives, mobile phone and memory card.

Their case began in 2019 when police received the tip-off on Oct 24, and arrested the four men on Nov 6 that year. It was believed that Andy advertised the sale of the obscene materials – likely without consent from the women – on the Telegram group, “Sam’s lots of CB Collection.” Andy didn’t enter a plea, and will return to court on Aug 25.

Jul 23: Writes for Nikkei Asia, slammed by MFA

On July 23, Andy – described as a political and business intelligence analyst based in Singapore – wrote a piece titled “The institutional failures behind Singapore’s latest Covid outbreak” about the KTV cluster in Singapore for Japanese financial newspaper Nikkei Asia. In it, he criticised Singapore’s law enforcement agencies for their “failure” to contain vice activities at the KTVs which led to the COVID-19 cluster.

On July 28 (the day of his court hearing), the MFA slammed his piece for inaccuracies – Andy claimed that the KTV lounges are fronts for money laundering and “illegal brothels” run by criminal enterprises. It also mentioned that KTV lounges “draw regular patrons from all segments of society, including uniformed military leaders and civil servants alike.”

The article’s subhead reads, “Government must explain what went wrong and how” which sounds like a response to being rejected by the government when he was a fresh grad in his June 2020 article (see below).

Jul: Comments on Reddit about cabbies and mRNA vaccines

Andy is also a prolific Redditor, posting with the username DaybreaksBell93. He recently commented on not wanting to take the mRNA vax by saying he “won’t vaxx with any of the mRNA stuff now and be an unpaid lab rat for Big Pharma and governments too keen to get people vaccinated with experimental shit” and also ranted about taxi drivers whom he snubbed as being “low SES uncle cabbies.”

June 2020: Became a driver after being rejected by gov sectors

Andy made his way into headline news in June 2020 when he wrote a piece about working as a prime mover driver as a graduate “from a British university in 2017 with an honours degree in politics and history.” In the article, he states that after he unsuccessfully tried to join several government ministries, he had a series of “short-term administrative contract jobs” but quit in November 2019 to “search for a new industry and career.”

He found the prime mover job through MyCareersFuture in April, and readers were very supportive and encouraging of his humility. However, when you take into consideration the dates, you’ll realise that:

  • He was arrested for the Telegram group in early November, just when he said he quit the contract jobs
  • He found the job in April which meant that he was in the midst of investigations by the police

2016: University days

When you Google his name, you’ll find that his story actually goes way back to when he was a student. Let’s rewind to when he was a student at the University of Hull in 2016, because that’s where he first appeared in the news when he voted for Brexit as a Commonwealth citizen.

He voted for Brexit because he wasn’t happy about not being able to settle down in the UK after his studies at the time, citing that as a non-EU citizen he’d have to jump through “a disproportionate number of hoops” to seek a future there. Did he not realise that the British wanted Brexit because they wanted to keep everyone – EU citizen or not – out?

He appears in ST’s article

He found out the hard way: “I graduated from a British university in 2017 with an honours degree in politics and history. My initial plan to set up a life and career in the United Kingdom after graduation was thwarted due to a change in British immigration policies.”