SINGAPORE: National University of Singapore (NUS) Law professor Tey Tsun Hang, who is at the centre of the sex—for—grades scandal, will go on trial for nine days in October.
Speaking to the media outside the Subordinate Courts on Thursday, Tey said it is slated to be heard from 15 October to 25 October.
The father—of—one faces six corruption charges for allegedly showing favour to his student, Darinne Ko Wen Hui, between May 2010 and July 2010.
Tey allegedly gave Ms Ko better grades in return for sex and gifts.
Accompanied by his lawyer, Peter Low, Tey told reporters that the prosecution had again pressed for early trial dates.
But Mr Low had told the court that defence could not be ready if an early trial was fixed.
41—year—old Tey added that his lawyers are still waiting for medical records from Alexandra Hospital and witness statements, among other things.
In a turn of events, Tey said he is taking legal action against his employer NUS and the public prosecutor.
He has filed two criminal motions, which will be heard at the High Court on 24 September.
Tey did not elaborate further on this.
NUS said Tey has been suspended from his duties.
A pre—trial conference has been fixed for 1 October before the trial begins.
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