Sunday, July 14, 2013
The controversial sex bloggers arrived at the KL office of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to get their statement recorded.
The couple, Malaysian Alvin Tan Jye Yee, 25, and his Singaporean girlfriend, Vivian Lee, 24, arrived at 10.45am without a lawyer after they were summoned by the commission for allegedly insulting Islam and Muslims.
Lee was seen covering her face and Tan appeared disturbed by the presence of media personnel while entering the premises.
The two who gained notoriety among Malaysians and Singaporeans with their sex blog recently created a furore among Muslims when they posted a picture of them eating bak kut teh with the caption "Selamat berbuka puasa" last week.
The picture had a halal logo and the words wangi, enak, menyelerakan (fragrant, delicious and appetising) to describe the herbal pork dish.
Checks by the NST showed that the couple's joint Facebook fan page has been taken down.
A pair of sex bloggers turned up for questioning by Malaysian internet regulators today after they raised a firestorm online for a Facebook posting said to be insulting Muslims in the holy Ramadan fasting month.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) had told the couple, Alvin Tan and Vivian Lee, to come in for questioning at its Jalan Raja office in Kuala Lumpur.
The couple had posted a picture last Thursday with the greeting "Selamat Berbuka Puasa" (happy breaking fast) while eating "bak kut teh" (herbal pork soup). A halal logo was also displayed on the picture.
Facebook later shut down the page just as MCMC launched an investigation after receiving reports from the public about the couple who had been in the limelight since last October for posting lewd sexual acts in a Tumblr blog.
"You may shut us down now but we will be back and be stronger and better than ever. Enjoy your Ramadan for now," the couple posted on their Alvin and Vivian Twitter account over the weekend.