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Professor in sex-for-grades case files 2 more motions

Published on Sep 24, 2012 6:00 AM
National University of Singapore (NUS) law professor and former district judge Tey Tsun Hang (left) speaking to reporters at the Subordinate Court with his lawyers on 3 Aug 2012. Tey Tsun Hang has requested more information to build his defence, even as his case is heard in court on Monday. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

THE law professor in a sex-for- grades case has requested more information to build his defence, even as his case is heard in court on Monday.

Tey Tsun Hang, 41, has filed two more criminal motions - one more against the public prosecutor and one against Alexandra Hospital. His lawyer Peter Low told The Straits Times these were filed on Sept 17, a few weeks after the first two motions were filed.

Those two motions were to request information from the National University of Singapore (NUS), where Tey is employed, and the public prosecutor.

Mr Low declined to specify what the motions are about, but said they are with regard to documents requested by the defence, but which they have not received. Criminal motions enable accused persons with complaints to have their arguments heard in court. Tey's motions will be heard at the Supreme Court today.

Alexandra Hospital said that the report requested by Tey's lawyers was collected last Thursday and it would be seeking a withdrawal of the motion. Mr Low said, however, that more documents were needed.

Tey is facing six counts of allegedly obtaining gifts and sex from Ms Darinne Ko Wen Hui in 2010, in exchange for good grades. Ms Ko, 23, graduated in June and is believed to be working at a law firm here.

It is unclear how the information requested by Tey in the two latest criminal motions will help in his defence - Mr Low declined to elaborate when asked yesterday.

In previous statements to the media, Tey had said that the earlier two motions were for "critical witness statements" from the prosecutor, and academic transcripts from NUS. The defence has also sought more details on the six criminal charges against Tey and asked for the trial to be postponed.