PETALING JAYA, Malaysia - Interpol is on the hunt for sex blogger Alvin Tan to get him to return to Malaysia and face trial over several charges against him.
Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said his officers were liaising with the international police to bring Tan back and surrender his passport to the court.
"Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Tan should come forward immediately," he said yesterday.
Tan, 26, and his co-blogger Vivian Lee, 25, claimed trial last year to three charges under the Film Censorship Act, Sedition Act and the Penal Code.
The two - famously known as the Alivivi pair - still face two charges under the Film Censorship Act and Sedition Act for a "Ramadan greeting" that was posted on their blog last year.
The posting contained the words Selamat Berbuka Puasa (dengan bak kut teh... wangi, enak, menyelerakan) and was placed over their pornographic images.
That posting caused a stir among Malaysians for their insensitivity.
Following the uproar, they removed the posting and replaced it with a picture of them eating ketupat, rendang and curry puffs.
Sessions Court judge Abdul Rashid Daud granted an application on May 12 this year by the pair to have their passports released so that they could shoot a documentary in Singapore.
The judge granted them the period between May 18 and June 3.
The court has since issued a warrant of arrest for Tan and, last Friday, forfeited the RM20,000 (S$7,908) bail that was imposed on him after he failed to return his passport.
A check by The Star revealed that they have taken down their Facebook page.