Asian students sex blog scandilises

2012-10-19 14:01

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Singapore - The National University of Singapore said on Friday that it will question a Malaysian law student over a sexually explicit blog that has caused a scandal in both countries.

Alvin Tan, aged 24, who is on a scholarship funded by the Singapore government, and his Malaysian girlfriend Vivian Lee, aged 23, have temporarily taken down the blog, called "Sumptuous Erotica", due to family pressures.

Tan and his girlfriend became overnight sensations after their blog - which had photographs and videos of their trysts as well as close-up shots of their genitals - was widely publicised in Singapore and Malaysia.

A spokesperson for the university said "disciplinary proceedings" had been initiated against Tan.

"The student concerned has been served a notice of the Board of Discipline (BOD) inquiry. He has also informed the university that he will attend the BOD hearing," the spokesperson said by e-mail.

"The University does not condone posting of offensive content online by any member of the NUS community."

Unrepentant

Singapore's Straits Times newspaper quoted Tan as saying the inquiry will be held on 31 October.

Singapore's Education Ministry, which administers scholarships, said in a statement e-mailed to AFP that it "takes a serious view of the conduct of the student concerned", adding that "the student's actions are offensive".

Tan and Lee remain unrepentant.

"If there is one thing that I really like about myself, it is my body," Tan was quoted by the Straits Times as saying.

In an interview with Yahoo! News Singapore, Lee said she had no regrets about setting up the blog.

"We didn't do it for the attention but for personal enjoyment," she said.

"I'm living my life as it is."

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