It is expected that sexebitionist duo Alvin Tan and Vivian Lee would be charged tomorrow in Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court under Section 233 of the Multimedia Act, for their Bah Kut Teh ‘Selamat Berbuka Puasa’ sordid sinister prank.
If found guilty, they maximum penalty they could face is jailed for one year, fined RM 50,000.00 or both.
The sordid prank which was posted on Facebook, circulated widely and became viral. It drew a lot of rage from Malaysian Muslims, who saw it as an insult against Muslims facing the holiest month in the year.
Mainstream media carried the issue as a national story and it was even raised in the current sitting of the Dewan Rakyat.
Many hardliners amongst Malay-Muslim are expected to react against this news and would want to see the authorities charge them under a more stiffer law. Probably under the Sedition Act.
Sexebitionist duo Alvin Tan and Vivian Lee were charged in Kuala Lumpur Session Court today for seditious eventually. Both were also denied bail because they have the tendency to post obnoxious materials which often deemed insulting by the majority.
Alvin Tan, Vivian Lee charged for seditious photoBy IRDIANI MOHD SALLEH and HIDIR REDUAN | firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 (right) and Vivian Lee (left) 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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