Filipino bloggers don't hold a candle when it comes to down and dirty Malaysian bloggers like Alvin Tan, who with gal-pal and sex video star Vivian Lee, recently got bailed out of jail. Lee described his eight-day prison stay as "not bad."
Back on August 21, Alvin, whose real name is Tan Jye Yee, 25, and Vivian, or Lee May Ling, 24, filed an application to strike out a charge under Section 298A(1)(a) of the Penal Code made against them for uploading on their Facebook a picture and comment which ridiculed Muslims and Ramadan.
They are seeking a declaration that Section 298A of the Penal Code is not consistent and contradicts with the Federal Constitution and is legally void.
The couple is also seeking a declaration that the law, which they claimed can only be enforced on Muslims, is inapplicable and cannot be enforced against them.
The charge was that they had allegedly uploaded a picture and comment of themselves eating bak kut teh (a pork dish) with the greeting Selamat Berbuka Puasa with bak kut teh (fragrant, delicious and appetizing) together with the halal logo which were likely to cause religious enmity between people of different faiths.
Tan and Lee were also charged under the Sedition Act with making a posting on their Facebook, 'Alvin and Vivian - Alvivi.' The couple was also charged under subsection 5 (1) of the Film Censorship Act 2002 with displaying pornographic pictures.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is taking down what he calls a system of creating false online review for products and services. The reviews are mostly written by people in Philippines and Eastern Europe who earn $1 to $10 per fake review.
"Hello... We need someone to post 1-2 reviews daily on sites like: Yelp, Google reviews, Citysearch and any other similar sites. We will supply the text/review... We are offering $1.00 dollar for every post."
On Monday, he settled cases with 19 companies that included $350,000 in penalties after a yearlong investigation into the fake plaudits sometimes called "astroturfing." The term is based on the synthetic grass used on sports fields.
Some of the writers had the nerve to defended their fake reviews on websites challenging them! One female blogger was stripped of her blog...