Sex bloggers whisked off to prison, denied bail

Sex bloggers whisked off to prison, denied bail

KUALA LUMPUR - Sex bloggers Alvin Tan Jye Yee and Vivien Lee May Ling were whisked off to prison - he was sent to Sungai Buloh while she was sent to Kajang - after being hit with three charges over their Ramadan bak kut teh greeting on Facebook and pornographic pictures in their blog.

The Sessions Court also came down hard on them by denying them bail.

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 (see chart).

The media had been waiting at the lobby area of the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex since 8am for the case to be brought to court.

Tan and Lee were finally produced in court at about 2.06pm and the charges were read out to them at about 2.35pm.

Both claimed trial to the three charges read out to them before judge Murtazadi Amran.

Tan, 25, glowered at the crowd in the public gallery while Lee, 24, had a wrist cast on her right hand.

Asked about the cast, the kindergarten teacher replied: "I got robbed a few weeks ago."

Earlier, Tan and Lee, who were in the dock, were seen talking to his mother.

Noorin Badaruddin, Ishak Mohd Yusof, Nadia Mohd Izhar and Henry Tan were the DPPs while counsel Chong Joo Tian, Wong Kee Them and Adila Kamaruzaman acted for Tan and Lee.

Noorin said offences under Subsection 5(1) of the Film Censorship Act 2002 (Act 620) and Section 298A(1) of the Penal Code were non-bailable and said the prosecution objected to any bail.

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