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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
Mr Tan decided to take down the blog because of "a lot of unwanted attention". -- PHOTO: ALVIN TAN/FACEBOOK

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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Background story

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