Independent book publisher and bookstore Silverfish is the latest victim of Alvin Tan’s urinium (heavy urine aka kencing) poisoning, after the sexual deviant fugitive posted that he would want to shag SPNB Corporate Comm Boss Dato’ Nurulhidayah Ahmad Zahid.
The Malay Mail Online story:
Silverfish drops Alvin Tan’s book after fugitive blogger threatens DPM’s daughter with sex
BY YAP TZU GING
Thursday September 3, 2015
01:23 PM GMT+8
Silverfish drops Alvin Tan’s controversial book, ‘Sex, Pork and Persecution’Silverfish drops Alvin Tan’s controversial book, ‘Sex, Pork and Persecution’
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 ― Independent bookstore and publisher Silverfish Books announced today it is removing controversial blogger Alvin Tan’s equally controversial book, Sex, Pork and Persecution from its shelves with immediate effect.
Silverfish, which touts itself an advocate of free speech, said it made the decision to stop selling Tan’s book after spotting the latter’s “uncouth” September 1 Facebook post threatening sexual advances against Nurulhidayah Ahmad Zahid, the daughter of Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
“While we have no objections to bad taste, nor attention seeking, we draw a line at responsibility and accountability. If you want to say something like this, take responsibility if you have the balls.
“We respect her right to say what she did, even if we don’t agree with her. But we respect her as a woman and a person (regardless of who she is related to). She deserves her dignity,” Silverfish said in a statement on its Facebook page.
Silverfish is one of two known bookstores in the country to have stocked Tan’s book; the other is another independent book publisher and distributor Gerak Budaya.
“We do not believe in censorship and curbing of free speech which is why we agreed to sell the book, despite disagreeing with much of it, and finding it generally juvenile,” Silverfish said, concluding its statement.
In an explicit Facebook entry on September 1, Tan made overt sexual advances towards Nurulhidayah following the latter’s public criticism of the mammoth Bersih 4 civil disobedience demonstration in Kuala Lumpur over the weekend.
Nurulhidayah herself came under fire after she called the rally “stupid work”, telling the demonstrators they would have served the country better by joining the military.
Silverfish has drawn over 100 “likes” on its Facebook page at the time of writing, with a number of commentators of both genders largely supportive of its decision to drop the title.
“Thank you Silverfish! I think he should be castrated,” said one Facebooker by the name Linda T Lingard.
Another who goes by the name Ainul Azelone Jamaludin said: “That’s the right thing to do, Silverfish Books!”
Gerak Budaya’s administrations assistant manager, Susie Lee, told Malay Mail Online that her company was aware of Tan’s recent post about Ahmad Zahid’s daughter.
But when asked if the company would follow in Silverfish’s example and remove Tan’s book, Lee said, “No comment”.
The book was published last year.
Tan, a former National University of Singapore law scholar and dropout, hit the spotlight over a now defunct sex blog.
He has been living abroad after jumping bail in August last year while on trial in the Sessions Court on three charges under the Film Censorship Act, Sedition Act and Penal Code.
This outrageous Facebook posting by Tan is reflective how ill his state of mind is, where a liberal and pro-freedom of expression media provider had to draw the line to Tan’s highly undignified call.
His ex-girlfriend and comrade-in-nude Vivian Lee is expected to face the law all by herself when Tan abandoned her and fled to the United States.
Pro-Anwarista newsportal story:
Blogger Alvin Tan, ex-girlfriend to go on trial in November
Published: 14 July 2015 7:45 AM
A total of 14 witnesses will be called to testify in the trial of controversial blogger, Alvin Tan and his former girlfriend Vivian Lee, who were charged with insulting Muslims and month of Ramadan, two years ago.
They include two forensic experts from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, who will testify as the prosecution witnesses in the four-day trial, scheduled to begin on November 23.
The trial was supposed to begin today before Sessions Court Judge Abdul Rashid Daud, but was postponed after the court allowed an application by counsel Wiliam Siau Vui Leong, who represented Lee, 26.
Siau applied for a postponement of the trial on the grounds of a pending Federal Court decision on an appeal against the Sedition Act faced by law lecturer, Associate Professor Dr Azmi Sharom, because his client was charged under the same act.
Earlier deputy public prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin told the court that the prosecution was ready to proceed with the trial and said there was no problem in the case involving Azmi which had not been decided at Federal Court.
“There is no problem because even though Azmi’s case has not been decided, it did not involve any prejudice on any parties.
“Even if the Sedition Act was decided as unconstitutional, the charge under Sedition Act against the accused (Lee) can be dropped at any time during trial,” he said.
Wan Shaharuddin also told the court that the Attorney-General’s Chamber had also rejected an application by the defendant to withdraw the charge against Lee as Tan was not present in court.
When asked on the latest development on Tan, Wan Shaharuddin said the man was always on Facebook but did not dare to return to Malaysia.
On March 6, the court ordered the hearing against Lee to proceed in the absence of Tan. Tan failed to attend court for the first time on June 13 last year when the case came up for mention.
On February 18, the Federal Court freed the couple from a charge of creating enmity between the devotees of other religions after uploading pictures which insulted Muslims during Ramadan on their Facebook page.
Initially, they faced three charges but following the Federal Court decision, two charges against Tan, whose full name is Tan Jye Yee, and Lee, or Lee May Ling, stayed.
They were charged under the Sedition Act for displaying a picture with the caption “Selamat Berbuka Puasa (with Bak Kut Teh… fragrant, delicious and appetising)” on Facebook at 568-14-18, Kompleks Mutiara, 3 1/2 Mile, Jalan Ipoh, in Kuala Lumpur, at 10.48pm between July 11 and 12 2013.
Another charge was under subsection 5(1) of the Film Censorship Act 2002, for displaying a pornographic picture in their Facebook site between 9pm on July 6 2013 and 2am on July 7, 2013. – Bernama, July 14, 2015.
They were both charged for sedition during the Ramadhan of 1433H where their posting of ‘Selamat Berbuka Puasa’ had presented Bah Kut Teh as the dish. Pork is an absolute taboo and prohibited meat by all Abarahamic religion.
Tan has been as completely abusing the freedom of speech and expression when he continuously do postings and video uploads which has been deemed as ‘anti-social’ and ‘against the norm and values’ for a multiracial society and community such as Malaysia and Singapore.