Vivian Lee And Alvin Tan Blog Scandal Causes Outrage in Singapore And Malaysia: Malaysian young couple Vivian Lee And Alvin Tan have topped a blog sex scandal in Singapore and Malaysia after posting a sexually explicit blog that challenges conservative values in both countries.
Alvin Tan, 24, a law student at the National University of Singapore (NUS), and his Malaysian girlfriend Vivian Lee, 23, have been denounced by critics over their X-rated blog called “Sumptuous Erotica”.
Couple posted erotic photos and videos of their lovemaking as well as close-ups of their genitals — and despite an outcry remained unrepentant, claiming they had done no wrong.
In the blog, which went offline on Tuesday — but not before some images had been posted on other websites — the couple declared that sex is a natural reproductive process that does not deserve the stigma attached to it.
The NUS confirmed Friday that it will question Tan at a disciplinary board hearing, with Singaporean netizens demanding his expulsion from the university and the cancellation of his government-funded scholarship.
Singapore’s education ministry, which administers scholarships, said in a statement emailed to AFP that it “takes a serious view of the conduct of the student concerned”, and also branded the blog offensive.
Senior Malaysian officials have also waded into the fray after the blog became a hot issue in the country’s media.
Information Minister Rais Yatim said Malaysia has “legal redress” under the Communications and Multimedia Act, which governs Internet content in the country.
“But we would rather not use that first until and unless we get the results of what the Singaporean authorities are pursuing first,” Rais was quoted as saying by the Star newspaper.
In Singapore, government officials have not issued any comment but social media sites were filled with calls to revoke Tan’s scholarship.
“NUS, pls expel the kid and someone pls revoke his scholarship. This is not the kind of things we want to promote in (Singapore) and definitely, we should discourage it,” Yvonne Wong posted on Facebook.
Viewers who try to access the blog are now being asked to submit their names and email addresses if they want updates from the couple.
Ms Lee was also quoted as saying that the duo had no choice but to shut down the blog due to pressure from their parents.
Mr Tan, meanwhile, intends to keep recording the trysts. “My parents aren’t really saying much about the morality of it. They are more concerned I will be in trouble with the law or my university. They aren’t saying, “oh my gosh, this is so morally shameful”,” he told the Star yesterday.
Tan added: “Yes, we will continue doing what we love doing. But it’s more of a question of timing. We probably won’t continue again so soon from now.” via Times of India