The 47 year old Albert confesses he shouldn't have practiced this form of lifestyle in Malaysia. “In Thailand of Indonesia, we would have no problems at all”, he said. Albert Yam Kam Hoong along with seven others was jailed over the participation in the “Nude Sports Games 2014” that were conducted in May last year. Every person that was arrested received month-long sentences for public nudity, while Albert was made to serve 6 more months for possession and distribution of pornographic material.
The video that Mr. Yam posted on a popular video sharing platform shows other nudists painting each others‘bodies, dancing and rolling over each other. According to insiders, since his return to Singapore from the prison on January 2, 2015 he has not only been depressed but has also lost a considerable amount of weight in the previous months. Albert said the condition that he had to face in the prison were too harsh and made his life a living hell.
Albert said his intention behind posting of such images wasn't wrong. All he wanted to do was to promote such nudist events and that the videos were for the members'private viewing. The event was eventually cancelled because of this issue and he did not expect the images to be shared by a global audience and become viral. He also agreed on the fact that Malaysians and Singaporeans have conservative views on nudism and cannot accept it. For now, he has started to avoid participating in nudist events so that his family members don’t have to face the wrath.
Anyway, they just did the right thing at a wrong place, nothing wrong with nudism and being a nudist!