The Straits Times
Published on Oct 19, 2012

Malaysia monitoring Asean scholar's porn blog case


PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia was actively monitoring the case of of one of its students studying at the National University of Singapore (NUS) who had posted sexually explicit photos and videos of himself and his girlfriend on his blog, but will leave it to Singapore to handle the situation for now, Information, Communications and Culture Minister Dr Rais Yatim has said.

Datuk Seri Rais was referring to Malaysian couple Alvin Tan and Vivian Lee who had set up a blog called Sumptuous Erotica that featured their sex lives.

The blog, which had postings of raunchy and graphic images, quickly became a media sensation in Singapore and Malaysia.

Mr Tan, an Asean scholar and law student at NUS, is expected to face a disciplinary hearing later this month.