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Tey seeks to quash cancellation of application to renew re-entry permit

He claims ICA move caused situation which left him "no choice" but to commence serving 5-month jail term during wait for his appeal.

SINGAPORE: Former law professor Tey Tsun Hang has applied to the High Court seeking to quash the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority’s cancellation of his application for renewal of his re-entry permit to Singapore before he was formally charged for corruption in the courts.

He is also applying for a mandatory order for the ICA to reinstate his permanent residency status, along with his daughter’s.

The move comes just days after Mr Tey sought for the High Court to review his dismissal by his former employer, the National University of Singapore (NUS) and to reinstate his academic position at the school.

Mr Tey has filed for an ex parte or the court’s leave to hear the matters.

Mr Tey was charged with six counts of corruption for obtaining sex and gifts from his former student. He was convicted on June 3 last year and sentenced to five-months imprisonment and ordered to return the gifts such as a Mont Blanc Pen, an iPod Touch and tailored shirts.

In February this year, his conviction was overturned on appeal as the judge had found that his actions were “morally reprehensible” but not “corrupt”.

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