Thursday, August 23, 2012

NUS law prof in sex-for-grades scandal likely to go on trial

SINGAPORE: National University of Singapore (NUS) Law professor Tey Tsun Hang, who is embroiled in a sex-for-grades scandal, is likely to go on a nine-day trial in mid October.

Tey's lawyer, Mr Peter Low, told reporters this after an hour-long pre-trial conference Thursday.

Mr Low, who was unable to confirm the exact dates, added that they "needed time to prepare for their defence."

41-year-old Tey was charged last month with six corruption charges for allegedly showing favour to his student, Darinne Ko Wen Hui, between May and July 2010.

Tey, who turned up in court with his defence team, declined to speak to the media.

But he was seen talking and shaking hands with various lawyers occasionally in court.

In his previous court appearance on 3 August, he withdrew his application to leave Singapore.

He had originally planned to teach at Hong Kong University from September 2012 to May 2013.

Tey has been suspended "from active duty" by NUS.

He was also informed that NUS "will not approve his sabbatical leave for academic or other purposes."

In addition, the university said it was unable to support Tey's application to teach at the university in Hong Kong.

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