If sex blogger Alvin Tan's a brave man, he'll return to face charges in M'sia

A Malaysian deputy public prosecutor has taken aim at sex blogger Alvin Tan Jye Yee.

If he's a brave man, he would not leave former partner Vivian Lee alone to face charges relating to their alleged seditious postings on Facebook, DPP Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin said.

Still, the prosecution was confident Tan, 26, would return to face the charges against him.

The pair claimed trial last year to three charges under the Film Censorship Act, Sedition Act and Penal Code.

Tan is believed to be abroad, reportedly in California. He jumped bail in Malaysia after he was given court permission to shoot a documentary in Singapore in May.

 He is applying for asylum status in the US, Channel NewsAsia reported last month.

The Federal Court had fixed Oct 28 for case management on the prosecution’s appeal against a decision to strike out one of the charges against the bloggers, newspaper The Star reported.

Wan Shaharuddin said he believed a warrant of arrest could not be served on Tan at this time.

“If he is brave to make comments on the police and the court, he will not let (Lee) face the charges alone,” he said in an apparent reference to a posting by Tan that allegedly derided the Malaysian police and several senior national leaders, including Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak.

Source: Star Online

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