Nov 21 decision on sex bloggers' application

Alvin Tan Jye Yee (left) and Vivian Lee May Ling

KUALA LUMPUR - The High Court will decide on Nov 21 on an application by sex bloggers Alvin Tan Jye Yee and Vivian Lee May Ling to strike out one of the three charges under Section 298A(1) of the Penal Code.

Deputy public prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin said the court postponed the matter as Justice Kamardin Hashim was abroad.

Tan, 25, and Lee, 24, had claimed trial to the three charges when they were brought to the court before Sessions Court Judge Murtazadi Amran on July 18.

They were accused of displaying pornographic images on their blog "" at Kompleks Mutiara, Jalan Ipoh, here between July 6 and 7 from 9pm to 2am.

The second charge read that they had uploaded content that had the possibility to stir hostility based on religion between those with different beliefs at a restaurant in Jalan Dang Wangi here from July 11 to 12 at about 10.48pm.

Tan and Lee also faced a third charge of publishing a seditious photograph with the comment "Selamat BerĀ­buka Puasa (dengan bak kut teh...wangi, enak, menyelerakan)" bearing a halal logo and possibly seditious statements at Kompleks MutiĀ­ara.

The duo's posting last July 11 had caused an uproar among Malaysians of all races.