Alvin Tan, Vivian Lee charged for seditious photo

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KUALA LUMPUR: A controversial sex blogger and his Singaporean girlfriend claimed trial in the Sessions court today to publishing a seditious photograph on Facebook.

Alvin Tan, 25, and Vivian Lee, 24, were alleged to have published a photograph with seditious tendency in their Facebook page with the caption "Selamat Berbuka Puasa (dengan Bah Kut Teh)... Wangi, Enak, menyelerakan!" with a Halal logo on the picture.

They allegedly committed the offence at 10.48pm, Kompleks Mutiara Jalan Ipoh, between July 11 and 12.

The couple then claimed trial to a second charge of uploading a photograph to cause racial enmity at the same time and place.

Alvin and Vivian also pleaded not guilty to publishing obscene photographs in their blog at the same place between 9pm on July 6 and 2am on July 7.

Sessions Court judge Murtazadi Amran denied bail to both accused and fixed Aug 23 for mention.

Deputy public prosecutors Noorin Badaruddin, Nadia Mohd Izhar and Ishak Mohd Yusoff prosecuted.

The accused were represented by counsels Chong Joo Tian, Wong Kee Them and Nur Adilah Kamarzaman.

Alvin Tan was charged at the Sessions court Kuala Lumpur today after he published a seditious photograph on Facebook with the caption "Selamat Berbuka Puasa (dengan Bah Kut Teh)... Wangi, Enak, Menyelerakan!" with a halal logo on it. Pix by Saifullizan tamadi

Alvin Tan (left) and Vivian Lee (right) claimed trial at the Sessions court today to publishing on their Facebook page, a seditious photograph with the caption "Selamat Berbuka Puasa (dengan Bah Kut Teh)... Wangi, Enak, Menyelerakan!" with a halal logo on it. Pix by Oriental Daily


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