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Ex-NUS lecturer Tey Tsun Hang fails in bid to get back PR status

SINGAPORE — The former law professor in the sex-for-grades case has failed in his bid to get back his permanent residency.

Ex-NUS lecturer Tey Tsun Hang fails in bid to get back PR status

Mr Tey leaving the courthouse during his trial last year. TODAY file photo

SINGAPORE — The former law professor in the sex-for-grades case has failed in his bid to get back his permanent residency.

Former National University of Singapore (NUS) lecturer Tey Tsun Hang had lost his PR status after he left Singapore in October last year without a valid re-entry permit.

Mr Tey, a Malaysian, had applied for a new re-entry permit after it expired. However, his application was rejected due to his conviction for corruption. He had been charged with having sex with a student and accepting gifts from her in exchange for better grades. But in February this year, he was acquitted of the corruption charges after an appeal.

He subsequently asked the High Court to review the immigration authorities’ decision to revoke his PR status. But in his ruling, High Court Judge Quentin Loh said Mr Tey’s bid is “an abuse of the court’s process”.

He reasoned that Mr Tey had failed to exhaust all available remedies, including making an appeal to the relevant minister before turning to the courts. CHANNEL NEWSASIA

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