Sex-for-grades probe: NUS prof withdraws request to leave S'pore
The National University of Singapore (NUS) associate professor who was charged with corruption in a sex-for-grades probe withdrew his request on Friday afternoon to be given permission to leave for Hong Kong.
He was supposed to be there at the end of August to conduct a course at a law faculty at the University of Hong Kong (HKU).
Through his lawyer, Mr Peter Low, on Friday, Tey Tsun Hang, told a district court that he was informed by the NUS two nights ago that the university was "unable to support his application to leave Singapore to teach". This was because he had been "suspended from active duty" and the university would not approve his sabbatical leave or for any purposes.
He faces six counts of corruption. The married Tey is alleged to have been bribed by a law student, Miss Darinne Ko Wen Hui, 22, with gifts and sexual favours for better grades.
The court extended the bail of $100,000 till Aug 23 - the day Tey is scheduled to return to court.