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A Delayed Reaction to the NUS Sex for Grades Case // Tey Tsun Hang & Darinne Ko

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Just a couple of days ago, the NUS Sex for Grades trial begun and again, it made the headlines of most of the major newspapers in Singapore. I didn’t read much on it as it was at that timewasn’t something that I was remotely interested in. I mean I knew roughly about the case, but yeah, I didn’t really read in depth about it. However, on Friday I think, one particular headlines caught my attention and it got me started on reading up to learn more about the case.

I lost my virginity to NUS law prof: Darinne Ko

Yes, that was the headlines that caught my attention.
So if you are like me, and you don’t really know much about the case, here’s the article to read about with my reactions in between.

Darinne Ko Wen Hui

A young lawyer testifying against her former law professor in a sex-for-grades case said in court Thursday that she lost her virginity to him.

Ya. Really?

Darinne Ko Wen Hui, 23, said that on 24 July 2010, when she was a student at National University of Singapore (NUS), she and associate law professor Tey Tsun Hang, 41, had sex for the first time.

Tey Tsun Hang – The man in question

Tey, a former district judge, was charged in court last year for having corruptly obtained sexual gratification from Ko on two occasions in July 2010,when she had been a student at NUS, as inducement for showing favour in assessing her academic performance.

Eh – I thought she only received a B? o.o

In the other charges, Tey allegedly obtained from Ko from May to July that same year a Mont Blanc pen worth S$740, two tailor-made shirts valued at S$236.20, an iPod Touch worth S$160 and payment of a bill amounting to S$1,278.60. There are a total of six charges in all.


Tey is married and has one daughter. Class Ko, a former Raffles Girls’ School and Raffles Institution (then Raffles Junior College) student, came to know Tey in January 2010 when she became his student in his Equity and Trusts class. In April 2010, she assisted him in carrying out research for his book on the same subject.

Thanking her for compiling the research for his book, he took her out for their first lunch together. Ko said they seemed to have a “connection” during lunch and thereafter communicated via chat. When Ko’s academic results were to be released, Tey revealed her results to her beforehand, and also disclosed her class ranking of 17th place. He then took her out on another lunch.

They talked electronically when not face-to-face and conversation topics became more personal, moving from law to his personal encounters in his career. Eventually, they would meet two to three times a week for lunch and every Saturday at the office, where they would listen to music. For weekday lunch he would pick her up at the office she was working at as an intern then.

Like seriously, I literally spat out my food when I read that.

“I liked him. I liked spending time with him. When I was not with him, I wanted to be,” Ko said.When Tey lost a pen, she bought him the $740-dollar Montblanc pen.

In June 2010, her boyfriend found out about her relationship with Tey when he logged onto her email account and saw their online conversations. She considered cutting contact with Tey on the request of her boyfriend but decided not to because she really missed the law professor.

My face upon reading that sappy comment

She then bought Tey a tailored shirt and an iPod Touch on which she loaded many songs. “More than anything, I told him I wanted it to remind him of me when I left (for an exchange program at Duke University in August 2010),” she said.

After her first sexual encounter with Tey, she slept with him a second time on 28 July 2010. Asked why,

Seriously? A second time? What about your bf?

She said it was because she loved him and believed they were in love.

Original Article Credits: Yahoo News HERE

Bah, and you know, one thing that made had me puzzled was. Well, I expected her to be a looker or something, but to be honest, she’s kinda just..average. Like well, she’s not exactly pretty..but not that wa kua liao ai tor (literally translated to when I see her, I’ll vomit) kind either. So yeah, average is the term to describe her looks.

Darinne Ko Wen Hui
Darinne Ko Wen Hui

So I didn’t really get why the professor would go for her in the first place. Maybe it’s the money? Like she did shower him with expensive gifts right? But hey! Isn’t that kind of like paid sex or something?

So I asked my mom that question, and this was what she replied:

Mom’s reply

Do you agree with my mom’s comment? Luh

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Till later,
♥ mitsueki

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