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by tan yi liang
A screengrab from the video.
PETALING JAYA: The latest video, Regret, by controversial sex blogging duo Alvivi will not contravene the conditions of their bail if it does not touch on sensitive or offensive racial or religious issues, their lawyer Chong Joo Tian said Friday.
"So long as the video does not touch on such sensitive issues, they will not run foul of the bail conditions," said Chong.
Chong admitted, however, that he had yet to see the video.
He added the court had prohibited the couple, Alvin Tan and Vivian Lee, from uploading pornographic images online, or using public media such as YouTube for the purpose of uploading content related to sensitive or offensive issues regarding religion or race.
On July 25, Tan and Lee were released on bail by High Court Judge Mohd Azman Husin after being initially denied bail by Sessions Court Murtazadi Amran when they pleaded not guilty to three charges on July 18, two for their Ramadan-insulting Facebook post and one for uploading pornographic images online.
Tan and Lee had spent eight days at Sungai Buloh and Kajang Prison respectively before being released on RM 30,000 bail for each of them, with specific conditions set by Mohd Azman.
Azman ruled that both Tan and Lee are prohibited from uploading any article or pictures that are pornographic, offensive or provocative which touches on religious or racial sensitivities.
He added that the couple were also prohibited from using network communication devices such as smartphones to post racially sensitive pictures or comments.
Meanwhile, Lee has denied that the clip indicated that she was contemplating suicide.
"This vid is just a representation of how some people deal with obstacles, which is to end their lives. As for me, I'll always try to find ways to overcome those obstacles no matter how tough they are," posted Lee in the comments section on their YouTube page.
Tan also responded, telling a viewer who said the video was too negative that "then our work here is done."
Tan and Lee first shot into the public limelight when their blog of pictures and videos of them engaged in sexual acts went viral in 2012. It cost Tan his NUS law scholarship.
The duo sparked controversy earlier this year when they uploaded a photo of themselves eating 'bak kut teh' (a pork dish) with the greeting '' (Happy breaking of fast) with bak kut teh, fragrant, delicious and appetising, with a halal logo as well.
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