MCMC to speed up probe into sex bloggers' posting

Kuala Lumpur - The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission wants to conclude its probe into a posting by sex bloggers Alvin Tan and Vivien Lee as soon as possible.

MCMC industry surveillance and enforcement head Zulkarnain Yassin said the two had their statements recorded at the MCMC office yesterday over the posting, which showed them associating bak kut teh with the month of Ramadan.

"People want to know the progress of this issue. We, as the enforcement agency, will try to wrap up our investigations soon," he said, adding that the investigation papers would be sent to the Attorney-General for further action. "The magnitude of the issue has not been identified. We are hoping to conduct the investigations in a short period of time but we will not rush it.

"It's too preliminary to make any assessment or speculation. Let us do our investigations and we will tell you the outcome of it," said Zulkarnain.

MCMC said it would assist the police in conducting investigations under the Penal Code.

It also advised people not to forward insensitive remarks, videos and pictures posted on social media.

"Do not forward. Please report anything that you see on social media," said MCMC strategic communications adviser Sheikh Raffie Abdul Rahman.

The pair had removed the posting and uploaded a picture of them eating ketupat, rendang and curry puffs before the Facebook page was removed entirely.

They also issued an apology in a YouTube video, apologising for the insensitive posting.

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