SINGAPORE: National University of Singapore associate law professor Tey Tsun Hang, who is embroiled in a sex-for-grades scandal, will not be leaving for Hong Kong to teach at a university there.
41-year-old Tey on Friday withdrew his application to leave jurisdiction for Hong Kong University, where he had intended to teach law from September 2012 to May 2013.
Tey was charged last Friday with six corruption charges for allegedly showing favour to his student, Darinne Ko Wen Hui, between May and July 2010.
Since then, Tey has been suspended “from active duty” by NUS.
Tey’s lawyer, Mr Peter Low said that two days ago, Tey was informed that NUS “will not approve his sabbatical leave for academic or other purposes.”
In addition, NUS “is unable to support Tey’s application to leave jurisdiction to teach at the university in Hong Kong.”
However, Mr Low added that Hong Kong University has decided to keep Tey’s post open, “in case circumstances permit him to be in Hong Kong.”
The court heard that this professorship had been arranged a year ago, and Tey had made arrangements for his sabbatical leave since May 2011. Tey’s sabbatical leave was later approved by NUS’s law faculty and Hong Kong University.
Tey’s bail has been extended and he will back in court on August 23 for a pre-trial conference.
Channel News Asia