The judicial review application for former law don Tey Tsun Hang to be reinstated has been rejected by Judge Quentin Loh. Tey was charged with having sex and accepting love gifts from a female student in exchange for better grades. He was subsequently dismissed by NUS but was later acquitted of corruption charges on appeal.
Judge Loh rejected Tey’s application for two reason. The first being the judiciary’s lack of power to dictate the university’s employment decisions. The second being Tey’s lack of effort in exhausting all appeals mechanism before applying for a judicial review.
Earlier in February after Tey’s acquittal, NUS stated that Tey could petition for reinstatement but would be subject to a Committee of Inquiry to determine if he was guilty of misconduct even though he was acquitted of corruption.