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Singapore PR in nudist video turns himself in to Penang police

Published on Aug 17, 2014 3:55 PM
Singapore permanent resident Mr Albert Yam, a self-proclaimed naturist, turned himself in at the district police headquarters in Balik Pulau on Saturday, Aug 16, 2104. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

GEORGE TOWN (The Star/Asia News Network) - Another nudist has come forward to facilitate the investigations after five fellow participants surrendered.

Singaporean permanent resident Albert Yam Kam Hoong turned himself in at the district police headquarters in Balik Pulau on Saturday evening.

Mr Yam, whose name was credited in the video "Penang Nude Sports Games 2014", had earlier sent an apology letter via e-mailto the state government via a vernacular daily.

The content of the letter were as follows: "To the Penang State Government, we are sorry to hold a naturist event in Penang, which created a storm in the whole Malaysia.

"We will ensure that we won't do it again and please accept our deepest apologies for our misconduct that happened in Teluk Kampi, Penang and created embarrassment to the country.

"We have much esteem for the law in Malaysia. Sincerely, Albert Yam Kam Hoong and naturists."

A senior Penang policeman, Superintendent Lai Fah Hin, said they were working to obtain a remand order for Mr Yam soon.

In a related development, remand orders have been obtained for four Malaysians aged between 24 and 57 and a 30-year-old Singaporean at the George Town Magistrates Court today.

They will be detained for three days until Aug 19 to assist in investigations under Section 509 of the Penal Code gestures intended to insult the modesty of a person.

If convicted, a nudist can be jailed up to five years or face a fine, or both.