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Updated: 01/10/2013 19:48 | By Channel NewsAsia

Sex—for—grades NUS prof wants to argue own case

Sex—for—grades NUS prof wants to argue own case


Sex—for—grades NUS prof wants to argue own case

SINGAPORE: The law professor on trial for corruption in a sex—for—grades case will represent himself in his own defence.

The unexpected twist came after Tey Tsun Hang asked the court to allow him to be co—counsel, alongside his lawyer, Mr Peter Low.

But Chief District Judge Tan Siong Thye rejected this request.

Instead, he allowed Mr Low to assist Tey in his trial but not conduct the cross—examinations.

Tey then asked the judge to allow him to conduct the trial out of the dock.

Prosecution objected to the request, saying whether or not Tey conducts his own trial, he’s still an accused person.

Forty—one—year—old Tey faces six charges of having corruptly obtained gifts and sex from Ms Darinne Ko Wen Hui, 23, in exchange for better grades.

The Prosecution has lined up 14 witnesses to testify in the trial.

— CNA/ck

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