Four to face kidnap charges in case linked to insult of Islam

(The Malay Mail) – Four men are expected to be charged today with the abduction of Ng Mun Tatt in retaliation for an insensitive Facebook posting by controversial sex bloggers “Alvivi” who are accused of having insulted Islam earlier this month.

Ng, 24, had been kidnapped and assaulted after a provocative Ramadan greeting by bloggers Alvin Tan, 25, and his girlfriend Vivian Lee, 24, reportedly mocked fasting Muslims with a picture of a pork dish deemed taboo in Islam, leading to national police chief Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar linking the abduction case to the widespread Muslim outrage over the tasteless post.

The four, whose names have yet to be made public, were remanded last Wednesday and will be brought to book in the Shah Alam magistrate’s court under the Kidnapping Act 1961, Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail (picture) said in a statement.

However, two other suspects are still at large, he said.