What would you do for good grades?
- 01st August 2012
A law professor in Singapore is in hot water after the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) was tipped off about his clandestine relationship with a female student.
Scandal has hit Singapore’s squeaky clean (and chewing gum free) shores. A law professor has been charged with six counts of corruptly obtaining gratification from a former student.
Ko Wen Hiu, a former student at the National University of Singapore, had not only been sleeping with her lecturer, Tey Tsun Hang, to get better grades, but she had also been plying him with gifts. She gave the 41 year old:
One very expensive mount blanc pen;
One iPod touch;
Two tailor-made shirts;
And S$1,278.60 (£651).
The law professor was arrested in April this year. He will appear in court tomorrow, to face corruption charges. If he is convicted, the professor will face a fine of up to S$100,000 (£50,000) and a maximum jail term of five years.
The former student, who is said to be now interning at a law firm overseas, has been questioned but not arrested.