The National University of Singapore said Friday that it will question a Malaysian law student over a sexually explicit blog that has caused a scandal in both countries.
Alvin Tan, 24, who is on a scholarship funded by the Singapore government, and his Malaysian girlfriend Vivian Lee, 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 spokesman 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 spokesman told AFP by email.
“The University does not condone posting of offensive content online by any member of the NUS community.”
Singapore's Straits Times newspaper quoted Tan as saying the inquiry will be held on October 31.
Singapore's Education Ministry, which administers scholarships, said in a statement emailed 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.” - Sapa-AFP