Sun Xu (孙旭) lost only the scholarship for the last semester, and may be allowed to graduate. Meaning, there's a real possibility he will be a bona fide alumnus of the National University of Singapore. NUS Provost Tan Eng Chye stated their position thus:
After careful consideration, the Board of Discipline decided on the following penalties:
i. A community service obligation of 3 months, the details of which shall be made known to him in due course. Upon satisfactorily completing the community service obligation, he may be allowed to graduate, but no earlier than the end of Semester 1, AY2012/2013;
ii. A fine of $3,000;
iii. An official reprimand.
The Board of Discipline’s decision sends a clear and strong signal that the University does not condone such actions. At the same time, as the administrator of his scholarship, the University has separately conveyed to him that his undergraduate scholarship benefits have been terminated for the final semester as his behaviour was unbecoming of a scholarship holder.
While the self inflicted damage of the two MOE scholars are noticeably different - one hurt himself, the other hurt Singaporeans in general - the pace, and type of justice dispensed leave a bad after taste. This PRC scholar who broadcasted there are more dogs than humans in Singapore may get to serve his 6 year bond here (according to last night's television report), while enjoying the imprimatur of being on the Dean's List. When Education Minister Heng Swee Keat said Singapore citizens will be given "absolute priority" over permanent residents (PRs), it looks like he was referring only to the primary school level. It will probably take awhile for him address the tertiary situation. The Ministers seem to work at their laggardly speed when it comes to national issues, but they sure are pretty quick about helping themselves to the new National Bonus.