Trial date for NUS professor at centre of sex-for-grades scandal pushed back
The trial date for Tey Tsun Hang, who is at the centre of a sex-for-grades scandal has been pushed back by at least two months.
This follows a criminal motion filed by his lawyers who said they needed sufficient time for preparation.
The court has ordered that the trial dates to be no earlier than mid December.
The trial was supposed have started from 15 October.
Tey, a National University of Singapore professor, faces six corruption charges for allegedly showing favour to his former student Darinne Ko Wen Hui between May and July 2010.
Justice Quentin Loh has however dismissed two other criminal motions filed by Tey's lawyers - to obtain information from NUS and the prosecution.
Defence counsel Peter Low had asked for information from NUS on the grades of Ms Ko and four other students.
Mr Low also asked for further information on the six charges, which includes critical witness statements.
Tey told reporters outside the Supreme Court that he is disappointed with the decision.
He added that he is seeking legal advice for an appeal.
On Mr Low's request for Tey's medical records from Alexandra Hospital, Justice Loh made no order.
Justice Loh said the matter can be settled between Tey and the hospital as the medical reports are Tey's.
He added there is little justification for the hospital to withhold the information.
The hospital has also stated Monday it will "readily provide" the clarifications requested.
Tey a father of one was treated at the hospital within 12 hours of his arrest and interrogation at the Corrupt Practices Investigations Bureau.
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