Alvivi's application for stay denied

Alvivi's application for stay denied
Alvin Tan Jye Yee’s and Vivian Lee May Ling’s application to postpone their trial has been dismissed.

KUALA LUMPUR - The High Court here on Friday dismissed an application by controversial sex bloggers known as "Alvivi" to postpone their trial in the Sessions Court on a charge of causing religious enmity.

Judge Kamardin Hashim made the decision after hearing submissions from the defence and prosecution.

"The court holds that there is no merit in the application. It is dismissed and the trial will proceed."

Deputy public prosecutor Wan Shahruddin Wan Ladin prosecuted, while the couple was represented by counsel J.T. Chong.

Alvin Tan Jye Yee, 25, and his Singaporean girlfriend Vivian Lee May Ling, 24, had filed an application to strike out the charge.

They are seeking a declaration that Section 298A(1) of the Penal Code is not consistent and contradicts the Federal Constitution.

 

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