Not bad, says smirking Alvin Tan of jail stay

Alvin and Vivian walking out of the court registrar with their lawyer after signing the release papers.

KUALA LUMPUR: A week at the Sungai Buloh prison and all sex blogger Alvin Tan manage to say is "not bad."

It can't be the food that he was referring to when reporters asked about the stay after he had signed the bail papers for his release at the Jalan Duta courts on Friday.

He did not get a chance to say much either. His lawyer, Chong Ju Tien, quickly ushered Alvin and girlfriend Vivian Lee into waiting cars and they drove off separately.

Chong said the two were "happy to be out". "They need time to rest. We'll take it from here," he told reporters later.

Alvin, spotting a near crew-cut hair and in clothes he wore when he was charged last Thursday, continue to display his defiant self.

He was smirking at the reporters and bystanders as he arrived at the court house in handcuffs and after he was released.

Vivian walked a step behind Alvin looking somewhat lost and covering her face behind her hair and also in the pink t-shirt, black three-quarter pants and pink flipflops that she wore when she was charged last week.

A bystander commented that it was surprising she could "show everything on the Internet but cannot show her face in court".

But the two looked "made for each other" when they signed their bail bonds, holding hands and chatting animatedly at the court's registration counter

Their RM30,000 bail was posted yesterday by Alvin's mother.

High Court Justice Mohd Azman Husin allowed bail of RM10,000 for each of the three charges against them over their Facebook posting of them eating a pork dish while wishing Muslims Selamat Berbuka Puasa and uploading pornographic images on their blog.

He also ordered them to surrender their passports and prohibited them from uploading pornographic and provocative images, and using seditious words in the Internet that could touch religious and racial sensitivities.

The two were also forbidden from using network communication devices, including smartphones and iPads, and were ordered to report to the nearest police station on the first day of each month.

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