Sex blogger Alvin Tan loses S’pore scholarship
He was not expelled, however. He had recently faced a disciplinary panel for damaging the reputation of the university by publishing explicit photographs and videos of himself and his girlfriend Vivian Lee engaged in sex.
Alvin, from Kuala Lumpur, is on an Asean scholarship from the Singapore government. The scholarship, awarded to the brightest secondary school pupils, sees them through 0-levels, Junior College and university. Yesterday, Singapore Education Minister Heng Swee Keat had described Tan’s behaviour as “reprehensible and unbecoming of a scholar”.
In Malaysia, police have threatened criminal action under obscenity laws, but the Communications Commission, which regulates the Internet, has chosen not to take up the issue on compassionate grounds.
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