Sex blogger apologises to NUS for his actions

National University of Singapore (NUS) law scholar Alvin Tan Jye Yee apologised to NUS on Wednesday for putting up a joint sex blog with his girlfriend showing explicit photos of themselves, local media reported.

Tan attended the disciplinary hearing at 2:30pm alone and met with the members of the university’s Board of Discipline, which is responsible for meting out Tan’s punishment.

The school will inform Tan of the board’s decision in seven days time, an NUS spokesperson said.

Tan, a Malaysian who said the activities related to the blog were all done in his home country, arrived in Singapore on Tuesday ahead of his hearing. He was earlier reported as saying he would apologise to the board.

He and his girlfriend Vivian Lee, both aged 23, have been the talk of the town on both sides of the Causeway since their sex blog went viral.

In the blog, which they have since hidden from viewing by the general public “due to family pressure”, Tan and Lee said they loved posting about their sex life on the web “for everyone to enjoy” and that they uploaded only self-made content.

Some of the explicit photos posted on the website showed the couple's naked bodies or body parts, and one showed a bloodstained sanitary pad.

Tan was served a notice of Board of Discipline inquiry after news of his actions broke out. The board has since looked into the matter and advised Tan to take down the offensive posts.

In an earlier interview with Yahoo! Singapore, Tan said he was prepared to be expelled from NUS or for his scholarship to be taken away.

Tan is currently on leave of absence from NUS to manage his own daily deals business and is not receiving scholarship funds.


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