Ruling bans sales of Easy Finder issue to under 18s The Easy Finder magazine edition containing pictures of Canto-pop idol Gillian Chung Yan-tung changing her clothes has been classified as Class II indecent by the Obscene Articles Tribunal. The interim Class II classification, which means the issue cannot be sold to anyone under 18, came as complaints about the publication doubled in a day to 1,726. Publisher Next Media has five days after receiving notice of the classification to seek a full hearing. The Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority said it respected the interim ruling. Tela will not prosecute until a final classification has been issued. The number of complaints leapt from 812 on Wednesday, surpassing the 1,656 and 1,650 lodged against two articles in Yes! magazine in 2004, and the 1,149 against Eastweek for featuring a nude actress on its cover. Chung, of the top-selling Twins duo, is expected to return to Hong Kong today. Investigations are continuing in Malaysia into how the hidden camera that took the pictures of Chung came to be placed in a dressing room at the Genting Arena of Stars. The National Security Division of the Malaysian government said such action was against the law and it would investigate, seeking help from Interpol if necessary. The star's record company, Emperor Entertainment Group, sent two staff members to Malaysia yesterday. The company has also sent two lawyers' letters to Next Media, but received no reply. Lawyer Ong Chee Keng, chairman of Malaysia's Democratic Action Party and legal adviser of the party's Selangor state arm, said that he reported the case to police on Thursday along with five other party members. 'This is very much against women's rights and the government has to be strict about it,' Mr Ong said. 'Many overseas artistes perform here. If the government doesn't do anything, it's bad for our international image.' The Hong Kong Performing Artistes' Guild condemned the magazine and said existing laws were outdated. The organisation urged the government to protect the interests of artists and the public. The case continued to draw public protests. Twins' fans petitioned Tela to take action, and the Hong Kong Women Development Association marched to the Tseung Kwan O headquarters of Next Media demanding an apology. The Equal Opportunities Commission denounced the photographs of Chung as 'an affront to women'. It said the publication was clearly invasive and offensive.