Tey Tsun Hang
27 July 2012. National University of Singapore (NUS) law professor, Tey Tsun Hang, 41, faces six corruption charges for showing favour to his student, Darinne Ko Wen Hui. Tey is alleged to have given her better grades in return for sex on two occasions. Besides sexual gratification, Ko also gave Tey a Mont Blanc pen worth S$740, tailor-made shirts and also paid his bills amounting to almost $ 1,300. Tey is the Director at the NUS law faculty’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies and a former district judge. He was represented by lawyer Peter Low. Ko was represented by lawyer Subhas Anandan, who asked for a gag order on his client’s information. This request was rejected by both defence and the prosecution lawyers. Ko is now said to be working in the same law firm as Anandan. Reading from a prepared statement Tey told reporters, “The charges and allegations against me are very serious. At stake is my liberty, integrity and livelihood. My reputation has been tarnished and my family suffers as a result.” “I am known to speak up amongst other things, on the Singapore legal system. I write in good faith and with no ill-intent. In similar vein, I shall fearlessly defend myself against the charges, and vigorously. I have no illusion about the arduous journey ahead of me.” NUS have in the meantime suspended Tey from active duty and have initiated an investigation. Lawyers for Ms Ko, Mr Subhas Anandan and Mr Sunil Sudheesan, said Ms Ko denied any corrupt wrongdoing.