Darinne Ko Wen Hui in sex scandal with NUS Law prof may lose her degree
Posted by temasektimes on August 5, 2012
Ms Ko was alleged to have offer sex to Prof Tey in exchange for better grades, a charge which she has strenuously denied. While Ms Ko has not been charged for any offence yet, Tey has been charged with six counts of corruption, including two charges of sexual gratification from Ms Ko.
He was alleged to have obtained, among other things, a Mont Blanc pen worth $740 and an iPod Touch.
The sensational case shocked the NUS community, prompting many alumni to question why the university did not take action against Tey earlier after he was first called up for questioning by CPIB in April this year.
Speaking to queries from the state media, a spokesperson from NUS said that pending the verdict of the court case, disciplinary actions “may include revocation of the degree, certificate or any other outstanding achievements awarded earlier” to Ms Ko who obtained a ‘B’ grade for her final year.
Ms Ko did not take the Part B examinations to be admitted to the Bar this year. Her name was not on the list of new lawyers admitted as Advocates and Solicitors.
Though her whereabouts is currently unknown, she is believed to be in Singapore as her passport has been impounded.
Tey will be back in court on 23 August for a pre-trial conference.