Friday, July 27, 2012

Darinne Ko Wen Hui in Sex for Grades Case

Darinne Ko Wen Hui has become the next casualty of the prevalance of social media.

The Straits Times reported that

"National University of Singapore (NUS) law professor Tey Tsun Hang was on Friday charged with six counts of corruptly obtaining gratification from former student, Darinne Ko Wen Hui.

These came in the form of two charges of sexual gratification, and items in the form of a Mont Blanc pen worth $740, two tailor made shirts worth $236.20, an iPod touch and a bill payment worth $1,278.60.

In court papers, these were said to be an inducement for showing favour in his assessment of Miss Ko's academic performance." source

For a law professor, the gifts appear to be rather humble ones that he can jolly well afford. In fact, it looks more like gifts that we typically make to our significant other half. Perhaps there is some romantic attraction in play here?

While Darinne Ko has not been arrested, I believe this case will most definitely affect her prospects as a lawyer. The emotional stress now will be trememndous as online searches for Darinne Ko will spike as curious netizens try to find her pictures.

As of writing, it appears that her LinkedIn profile has been removed. However, nothing that had been posted to the Internet can even be truly wiped out. Caches of her online presence have already been retrieved by the more tech savvy netizens.

It gets more and more unsettling to have a public online profile. Either be sure that you will not commit any misdemeanour that will set netizens upon you or just make sure to wipe out all your online presence soonest possible.

Or change your name to a generic one that returns millions of matches when searched. There just are too few persons named Darinne Koh and a positive ID is far too easy.

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