Lewd photos: Asean scholar faces disciplinary action
He has been served notice to appear before a board; he's not getting funds now
Published on Oct 17, 2012 6:00 AM
The student who posted sexually explicit photos and videos of himself and his girlfriend on his blog is facing a disciplinary inquiry.
Asean scholarship holder Alvin Tan Jye Yee has been served notice to appear before a board that will take appropriate action against him, said a spokesman for the National University of Singapore (NUS).
He added that the 24-year-old law student is not receiving scholarship funds because he is on a leave of absence, and has been advised to take down the offensive posts.
The spokesman told The Straits Times the university has a rigorous selection process for scholarship recipients based on their academic achievements and personal accomplishments. "This is not a reflection of all our scholars, most of whom are accomplished students making a meaningful contribution to the NUS community."
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I don't think I am ready to go to Singapore... I'm not ready to be recognised on the streets."
- Mr Alvin Tan, a Malaysian