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NUS criticised for silence on blogger's punishment

Published on Nov 9, 2012 6:00 AM
NUS said its board of discipline had concluded that Mr Tan’s “inappropriate conduct” was detrimental to its reputation and dignity. -- PHOTO: ST FILE PHOTO

The National University of Singapore's (NUS) refusal to say how it is punishing sex blogger Alvin Tan Jye Yee has drawn criticism and calls for transparency.

The 24-year-old law undergraduate made headlines last month by posting sexually explicit photos and videos of himself and his girlfriend on his blog.

NUS said on Wednesday it had decided on the penalty, but would not say what it is as matters relating to disciplinary proceedings are confidential.

But on Facebook and forums, commenters questioned its stand. Some speculated the silence could mean it had been lenient towards Mr Tan. Others said public confidence in the university might be shaken if it is not upfront.

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