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08/27/2014 09:45 | By Channelnewsasia.com

Interpol searching for Malaysian sex blogger Alvin Tan

Interpol is reportedly searching for Malaysian sex blogger Alvin Tan to get him to return to the country and face trial in court. Tan is believed to have gone to Singapore last May to shoot a documentary.


Interpol searching for Malaysian sex blogger Alvin Tan (© Malaysian sex blogger Alvin Tan is escorted by Malaysian police as he arrives at the High Court in KL on July 18, 2013. - AFP PHOTO)

SINGAPORE: Interpol is searching for sex blogger Alvin Tan to get him to return to the country and face trial in court, according to reports in the Malaysian media.

The Star quoted Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar as saying that his officers were liaising with Interpol to bring the Malaysian citizen back and get him to surrender his passport. The Malaysian Insider meanwhile reported that according to his lawyer, Tan, 25, and his partner Vivian Lee May Ling, 24, went to Singapore to shoot a documentary last May - but added that he was unsure if Tan is still in the Republic.

The couple is facing charges under the Sedition Act and the Film Censorship Act, relating to their action in posting an insensitive Ramadan greeting on their Facebook page and pornographic photographs in their blogs.

In the first charge, they were jointly accused of making a seditious posting on their Facebook page by uploading a photo of themselves eating bak kut teh (a Chinese herbal pork soup) with a caption "Selamat Berbuka Puasa" - a Malay greeting when breaking fast.

Lee and Tan, a former law student at the National University of Singapore, had sparked outrage in Malaysia and Singapore by posting erotic photographs and videos of their lovemaking as well as close-ups of their genitals on a blog.

Tan's mother, Madam All Kim Lian, as well as another bailor, Loo Ching Ching, on Saturday forfeited the RM20,000 (S$7,900) bail imposed by the Sessions Court on Tan when he did not return his passport for a third time.

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