Senior Malaysian officials have also waded into the fray after the blog became a hot issue in the country’s media.
Information Minister Rais Yatim said Malaysia has “legal redress” under the Communications and Multimedia Act, which governs Internet content in the country.
“But we would rather not use that first until and unless we get the results of what the Singaporean authorities are pursuing first,” Rais was quoted as saying by the Star newspaper.
In Singapore, government officials have not issued any comment but social media sites were filled with calls to revoke Tan’s scholarship.
“NUS, pls expel the kid and someone pls revoke his scholarship. This is not the kind of things we want to promote in (Singapore) and definitely, we should discourage it,” Yvonne Wong posted on Facebook.
Viewers who try to access the blog are now being asked to submit their names and email addresses if they want updates from the couple.
In a video posted on YouTube, Tan and Lee, both fully dressed, explained their decision to take the blog offline.
“We actually shut down the blog because of family pressure,” Lee said.
Tan added: “Yes, we will continue doing what we love doing. But it’s more of a question of timing. We probably won’t continue again so soon from now.”