Sunday, July 14, 2013
The infamous sex blogging couple who created controversy last year by blogging about their sex lives, has again courted trouble by posting an insensitive Facebook comments on Muslims.
The reports lodged at the Tampoi police station here claimed the couple - Malaysian Alvin Tan Jye Yee, 25, and his Singaporean girlfriend Vivian Lee, 24, had insulted Muslims by posting a photo of them eating Bak Kut Teh (pork herbal soup).
Describing the dish as 'wangi, enak, menyelerakan' (fragrant, delicious, appetising), they also included a 'Halal' logo and a 'Selamat Berbuka Puasa' greeting.
The NGOs were represented by Ushanita Association (Kulai branch) chairperson Mazanah Mohammad Zain and branch secretary Hamidah Ismail.
Another organisation, the Malaysian Diabetes Association (Tanjung Puteri branch) deputy chairperson Fauziah Abdullah also lodged a report on the matter.
The trio were accompanied by Johor-based social activist Fairuz Jamaluddin.
It is learnt that the photo posting, complete with a Halal logo, was posted several days ago and has invited over 500 comments from people accusing them of being insensitive towards other races.
Mazanah said the Malaysian Multimedia and Communications Commission and other related agencies should act against the couple for making insensitive postings.
"I am angry as they are disrespect Islam as the official religion in Malaysia and the Muslims.
"We need to seriously look into this issue and I hope that the authorities will take immediate action on the matter," she said.
Fairuz described the act by the couple as one that lacked respect and not being in-line with creating a harmonious nation.
Tan was formerly a National University Of Singapore law scholarship holder but was stripped of it following the controversry.
They posted their photographs and footages on their blog called 'Sumptious Erotica' which went viral and caused uproars on both sides of the causeway.
They claimed it was their way of showing their love for each other. The postings have since been taken down.