Malaysian Users Face Prison for Facebook Pork PhotoAdded: Thursday, July 25th, 2013
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Malaysian bloggers were charged with sedition after publishing a Ramadan greeting with them seen eating pork on Facebook. The bloggers Alvin Tan and Vivian Lee are notorious in the country for running a sexually explicit blog. However, now it looks like the government has charged them with sedition after publishing a Facebook picture showing them eating pork.
As such, consuming pork in a Muslim country in Ramadan is considered a threat to the government’s stability. The bloggers pleaded not guilty in a Kuala Lumpur district court, but the court denied them bail. Apparently, the pork snap results in remaining in jail at least until the next court date (the end of the summer).
In case of being found guilty of sedition, the couple can face a prison sentence of up to 3 years. It seems that the government has all sorts of pain lined up for them – charges of causing disharmony on religious grounds and possessing or producing obscene material, which can result in a jail term of up to 5 years.
Although the couple has apologized for the photo, the court rejected the apology and demanded that the duo be punished. As for the country's Prime Minister, he also issued a rebuke, saying that the insolent and impudent act by the youth who insulted Islam demonstrated that freedom of expression and irresponsible opinion are able to jeopardize the community. Activists are currently trying to replace the current sedition act, but are being attacked by opposition groups claiming that the new legislation is designed to stifle political dissent. In case the old legislation manages to jail a young couple for eating pork, the new one can be even sillier.
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Thursday, July 25th, 2013
|lol,a crazy world we live in|
|i have nothing against peoples religious beliefs, each to there own i say. but this is going from the sublime to the ridiculous.......|
|It does show that religious freedom and free speech are anathema in certain countries.|
|posted by (2013-07-26 07:57:09)|
|True SiLvErDuSt, a crazy world.|
|Well, they could have moved out of that stupid country whenever they wanted, and they never did, so just leave them to it.|
|Faceless42001, have u been to that country?|
Who are u to condemn stupid country?
Don't be a stupid and idiot keyboard person...
|Stupid and idiot keyboard person? Gonzo, were you the French soldier in Holy Grail?|
|Sending someone to prison for eating some pork is stupid, end of story, if you say it's not then you too are stupid. There's no way around that. Accept it.|
|Gonzo what did you eat for breakfast this morning? Could you get your door kicked down and be arrested and thrown in jail for years because you ate that food? Probably no, but you could if you lived in a stupid country that enforced that.|
|id like to say what i think of all religon's but ill probably get kicked off here if i did,but anyone using facebook ask's for trouble sooner or later.get a real life with real friends|
|posted by (2013-07-26 17:04:32)|
|I laughed so hard when I read that. I'm all for letting people enjoy their own religions but surely these people have had it forced upon them? @xxxskfxxx; just right, that site is just asking for trouble, even if it's just in your personal life. Anyways, I'm off for a bacon buttie.|
|This is the main problem with religion, if u don't believe in exactly what they want u to they bring out the heavy hand. How many wars have their been over or because of religion. There is no such thing as FREEDOM OF SPEECH any more, and that is world wide. Control of the masses..|
Each to there own, but don't force yr own beliefs onto others. Maybe those ppl need to read the bible again..
|It's NEVER pork though...you ever see the dumpster behind those restaurants....feline folks...feline...trust me!!! Lol|
|You people are not understanding the article. These people posting these images are not muslims but they pretended to be muslims eating pork in order to incite anger and provoke muslims who do not eat pork. Malaysia does not stop people from eating pork. No religion likes their religion to be made fun off. Living in a muslim majority country they should have respect for their fellow citizens beliefs even if they do not believe the same. Malaysia didn't enforce Islam on them now did they? Peace to all.|
|posted by (2013-07-27 07:33:58)|
|sad thing is they say pork is dirty well suckers its the most clean meat you can find.reason they think its dirty therefor forbitten is pigs run/lay in there own sh1t roll in there sh1t .|
|I am a muslim and I am not offended by that photo, I take it as a joke, simple|
|posted by (2013-07-27 17:18:01)|
|They should be circumsized without anesthetic.|
|posted by (2013-07-28 03:02:50)|
|Inciting racial hate + running sexual blog + disrespecting local culture = you expected what ?|
Everything was ok till they crossed the limit.
You people should understand that everyone should go parallel to once local culture, if you got a problem with that then off you go simple.
Once does not change its culture for the few ones.
Like no one ask foreigners to change their,
They got no rights to ask other for so.
Well, think people like to talk one sided just to defend something for them is ok
Never give a damn about the actual facts called 'culture'.
If insulting other culture is right,
That snack you the right to praise yours.
|Who gives a dam about Muslim countries there Asian if they want to eat pork who gives a dam|
|I am a malaysian and disgraced to be for a fact. sorry to say that this place is getting fill with retards.|
|posted by (2013-07-28 23:28:46)|
|It really has nothing to do with religion.... It's all about power over the people.|
|posted by (2013-07-29 16:58:33)|
|It would appear that these 2 are provocateurs as far as the Govt. is concerned. I don't think it is so much about the pork as it is an easy way to finally put these 2 in their place. Didn't it say something about running a sexually explicit blog? Don't you think the Govt might want to tune these 2 up a bit. I have never been to Malaysia, but I am acquainted with what happens for certain offences down there. I think you die for smuggling drugs, so sedition for advertising the consumption of Pork during Ramadan isn't a big stretch. We have probably heard the last of those 2 as far as breaking the law goes.|
|Plain retarded....they posted it to there own facebook account right? so if you saw it you had to be a friend or subscriber to there page? id understand if they put it on a billboard in downtown or something and everyone saw it , well not really, this is just plain crazy to me. And how can you even tell its pork and not some other meat they are eating? Is this the same country that will Cane your ass <Literally> for disposing of chewing gum? "Malaysia Home Of The Whack-Nuts"||
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