Thursday November 1, 2012
Sex blogger Alvin to know fate at NUS within a week
By YEE XIANG YUN
SINGAPORE: Erotic blogger Alvin Tan has apologised to the National University of Singapore (NUS) for “hurting” its image with his raunchy blog.
Tan, who attended a hearing with the NUS disciplinary board yesterday, will know within the next one week whether he will be expelled from the university for making his sex life public.
The final-year NUS law student, who is on an Asean scholarship, attended the hearing, which started at 2.30pm, alone.
Clad in a red polo top, jeans and the colourful beanie he wore in his sex blog, the 24-year-old appeared calm after the one-and-a-half hour closed-door hearing.
He told journalists who had been waiting at the university's lobby from 1pm that the atmosphere at the inquiry had been serious and the five disciplinary board members had been poker-faced.
“I have no idea what the outcome is going to be as they just noted down what I said. The hearing was more of a clarification session about things that I had allegedly said and claims about me,” he said.
“I feel there wasn't much space for me to present my case and I can only expect the worst case scenario and learn how to deal with it.”
Tan, who is on leave of absence from his studies for the past one-and-a-half years, said he had explained to the disciplinary board that he did not cause physical hurt to anybody.
When asked about his girlfriend and co-blogger Vivian Lee, he said they were still together and that she moved in with him two weeks ago.
However, Tan refused to divulge if he and Lee had recorded more videos of their bedroom exploits in recent times.