So if you didn’t know, the two infamous Malaysian sex bloggers (Alvivi – Alvin Tan and Vivian Lee) are back. But not with a sex video or naked pictures this time round. Instead..well, let’s look at what has been going on (if you’ve missed out) as taken from STOMP:
Malaysian sex bloggers sent to jail and denied bail
Sex bloggers Alvin Tan Jye Yee and Vivien Lee May Ling have been sent to prison and denied bail, after being charged over an insensitive facebook posting and pornographic pictures in their blog.
According to The Star, Tan, 25, and Lee, 24, were jointly charged under Subsection 5(1) of the Film Censorship Act 2002 (Act 620), Section 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act and Section 298A(1) of the Penal Code. They were charged with displaying pornographic images on their blog, uploading content that could stir up hostility based on religion and publishing a seditious photograph and comment.
Tan and Lee were produced in court at Kuala Lumpur Court Complex, where they had their charges read out to them. Both claimed trial to the three charges read out to them before judge Murtazadi Amran. Tan was sent to Sungai Buloh while Lee was sent to Kajang.
Malaysian sex bloggers charged under three laws
Sex bloggers Alvin Tan and Vivian Lee have claimed trial to three charges for posting a controversial Ramadan greeting on facebook last week and for the sex video clips they posted online last year.
Pemohonan Maaf Alvin dan Vivian
The couple — known collectively as Alvivi — first sparked controversy when they posted photos and videos of them having sex online.
Last week, they drew widespread criticism for posting a picture on facebook of them eating bak kut teh, or pork rib soup, with the words “Selamat Berbuka Puasa” (Happy Breaking Fast) and a “halal” logo. It’s forbidden for all Muslims to eat pork if you didn’t know.
Then previously, on STOMP:
Malaysian sex bloggers will only surrender to police if ‘summoned personally’
Sex bloggers Alvin Tan and Vivian Lee, who have been asked to surrender to the Kuala Lumpur police, say they will only do so if ‘summoned personally’ by police headquarters and not through the media. In an earlier article, Malaysia’s Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar had asked the couple to surrender themselves to the Kuala Lumpur police. This was in light of an insensitive facebook post they had made. However, the couple will not be turning themselves in to the police yet, reportsAsiaOne.
In an SMS exchange with The Star, they said they would not head over to Kuala Lumpur police headquarters solely based on reports in the media. “If we’re summoned personally by KL HQ (and not through the media), we will go. So far this hasn’t happened,” they messaged at around 6pm Tuesday.
So I guess they were summoned because..
Alvin Tan Jye Yee, 25, and Vivian Lee May Ling, 24, were charged under the Sedition Act, the Film Censorship Act, and the Penal Code on Thursday after media regulators and the police wrapped up their investigations this week, reports The Straits Times.
Well, do you think they deserve whatever penalty dished out to them?