Law Society President: Temptation to go wrong is ‘very big’ these days
Posted by temasektimes on July 29, 2012
Speaking at an event held at NUS to admit 362 students to the Bar, Mr Wong reminds the young lawyers of the importance of morality in their practice in reference to the recent sex scandal involving NUS Law professor Tey Tsun Hang and his student Darinne Ko Wen Hui:
“Cleverness will only get you into trouble if your moral compass is not there. And always remember when you get into trouble, it is not only you who suffer, but also your loved ones, especially your parents,” the Senior Counsel said.
Mr Wong pointed out that the world has changed and greed has become the byword for many things.
In an interview with the state media later, he said:
“It is important that the students seize the opportunity but seize them in a way that will not get them into trouble. The temptation to go wrong is very big thee days so they should watch out of that.”
Mr Wong did not comment on the ongoing controversy the Law Society is currently embroiled in after lawyer M Ravi served letters of complaint on him and another member Wong Siew Hong claiming that they had behaved in a manner which does “not befit the conduct” of professionals.