The Straits Times
Published on Oct 17, 2012

Lewd photos: Asean scholar faces disciplinary action

He has been served notice to appear before a board; he's not getting funds now


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."