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“Strenuously denies any corrupt wrongdoing” – Law student in sex-for-grades case

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Singapore – The former law student involved in the sex-for-grades case is believed to have interned with one of her lawyers, Subhas Anandan.

Darinne Ko Wen Hui, 23, hired Subhas Anandan and Sunil Sudheesan as her defence lawyers. She was reportedly able to contact Mr Anandan because they allegedly knew each other as she had served her internship under him, a source told Lianhe Wanbao.

The paper’s reporter was unable to contact Mr Anandan by press time, but an unnamed lawyer who works with Mr Anandan confirmed this with the paper.

Ms Ko is alleged to have sexually gratified NUS law professor, Tey Tsun Hang, 41, on two occasions and given him gifts such a Mont Blanc pen worth $740, two tailor-made shirts worth $236.20, and an iPod Touch. She also made a bill payment of $1,278.60.

Tey has been charged with six counts of corruptly obtaining gratification over the alleged scandal, and suspended by the National University of Singapore (NUS). Ms Ko has not been charged.

Speaking on her behalf, her lawyers said that she “strenuously denies any corrupt wrongdoing,” reported The Straits Times.

Mr Anandan is a prominent criminal defence lawyer in Singapore, having handled high-profile cases for clients such as Anthony Ler who coached a 15-year-old to murder his wife and the “Kallang body parts murderer” Leong Siew Chor. – Asia One