Tuesday, July 16, 2013
City police have opened up their investigation on sex bloggers Alvin Tan and Vivian Lee.
City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ku Chin Wah said that the two bloggers, who stirred up another controversy with a buka puasa greeting with a picture of them eating bak kut teh on their Facebook page, were being investigated under Section 298 of the Penal Code as well as the Sedition Act.
SAC Ku said attempts to contact the bloggers were unsuccessful, as both were not answering the phones when contacted.
"Both of them have yet to appear for the investigation. But I was informed they have contacted the Investigating Officer in Negri Sembilan.
“They said would appear in the Bukit Aman (police headquarters) with their lawyers," he told reporters during a press conference in the City police headquarters at Jalan Raja Laut on Wednesday.
It was reported Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) would be wrapping their investigations on sex bloggers Alvin Tan and Vivian Lee soon after interviewing relevant people to the case.
According to sources, MCMC will speak to relevant people in relation to the case of Alvin and Vivian.
On Monday, MCMC head of industry surveillance and enforcement Zulkarnain Mohd Yassin had said the commission wanted to conclude their probe as soon as possible due to public interest.
Zulkarnain added that the investigation papers would be sent to the Attorney-General for further action.
If charged, Alvin and Vivian could be prosecuted for displaying offensive pictures and words under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act.
The offence is punishable with a fine of up to RM50,000 or a one-year prison term, or both.