PETALING JAYA: A Malaysian scholar in Singapore created cyber furore after he posted nude erotic pictures of himself and his girlfriend in his blog called Sumptuous Erotica.
Alvin Tan Jye Yee, 24, a National University of Singapore (NUS) law student, and his 23-year-old girlfriend Vivian Lee, also a Malaysian, had uploaded photos and videos of themselves in suggestive posts as well as having sex.
The blog has since been deactivated after both Tan and Lee came under heavy fire over their photos and videos, which have been deemed obscene.
However, both do not regret their actions.
The couple is said to be currently back in Malaysia and Tan has plans to go back to NUS in January to finish his law degree.
Tan had received an Asean scholarship in 2004 and attended Xinmin Secondary School and Raffles Junior College before entering NUS on an Asean undergraduate scholarship.
Tan and Lee had apparently met on Facebook and started their erotic blog after initially uploading their photos there.
“One day, we were fooling around and my girlfriend had the idea of taking nude photos.
“After taking more and more photos, we started to want some sort of recognition for our work so we uploaded them on Facebook but we blurred out the critical parts,” he said when interviewed by Yahoo! Singapore.
He added that they started the blog in September when their photos in Facebook were continuously being flagged and taken down by site administrators.
Tan also told Yahoo! Singapore that both he and Lee have been approached to endorse sex toys and lingerie by companies in Singapore.
The Singapore Straits Times reported that Tan might get into trouble when he returned to Singapore.
Quoting lawyer Bryan Tan of Keystone Law Corp, the daily said Tan might be hauled up for breaching the Films Act for producing and uploading the raunchy videos.
The lawyer also said Tan might have breached NUS rules and code of student conduct.
A NUS spokesman said it could not disclose if Tan was a student because the information was confidential.
The Straits Times also quoted Tan as saying: “What can (NUS) do? Terminate my scholarship or expel me? I can't say I will be fine with it, but if it happens, I can accept it.''
Meanwhile, Guang Ming Daily reported that Lee was unperturbed by the controversy she and Tan had created.
She said she was not worried the matter would upset her family and or about what her parents would think.
Lee said she and Tan did not care what others thought about them and would continue with their “activity” as they both enjoyed it.
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