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Thursday July 25, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 PM
Thursday July 25, 2013 MYT 11:53:50 PM
by maizatul nazlina
KUALA LUMPUR: Sex bloggers Alvin Tan and Vivian Lee (pix) have been granted a RM10,000 bail each in two sureties for each of the three charges by the High Court.
Justice Mohd Azman Husin also imposed additional conditions that they surrender their passports, be prohibited from uploading pornographic images, using network communication devices and report to the nearest police station on the first of each month.
On July 18, Tan and Lee were charged with three counts of mocking Muslims and the holy month of Ramadan and posting pornographic pictures on their blog.
Sessions judge Murtazadi Amran had denied them bail, pending their trial on grounds that the case was a matter of public interest.
In their application for a revision, the two claimed that Judge Murtazadi had erred in law by denying them bail as they had no prior criminal records.
They said there was no ground for the prosecution’s submission that they had a tendency to commit the same offence if released on bail. The couple submitted that all their electronic equipment and computers had been seized by the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and if there was a risk of repeating the offence, the court could have set conditions for the bail.
Tan and Lee also said they did not pose a flight risk as their families lived in Malaysia and even if there was, their passports could be impounded.
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