Toronto: Naked Canadians blamed for Malaysian quake

// < ![CDATA[
// < ![CDATA[
// Naked Canadians blamed for Malaysian quake | World | News | Toronto Sun// < ![CDATA[
// < ![CDATA[
// < ![CDATA[
// < ![CDATA[
// // < ![CDATA[
// < ![CDATA[
// // < ![CDATA[
// < ![CDATA[
// // < ![CDATA[
// < ![CDATA[
// &lt;img src=”;c2=10276888&amp;cv=2.0&amp;cj=1&#8243; /&gt; < ![CDATA[
// < ![CDATA[

Naked Canadians blamed for Malaysian quake


Postmedia Network

First posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015 10:43 AM EDT | Updated: Sunday, June 07, 2015 10:49 AM EDT

Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu
Malaysia’s Mount Kinabalu is seen among mists from the Timpohon gate check point a day after the earthquake in Kundasang, a town in the district of Ranau on June 6, 2015. (AFP PHOTO/MOHD RASFAN)

Two Canadians were among the group that went nude on Mount Kinabalu, Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan told the Malay Mail Online.

“Whether other people believe this or not, it’s what we Sabahans believe,” the official said. “When the earthquake happened, it’s like a confirmation of our beliefs. It is a sacred mountain and you cannot take it lightly.”

Sabah, which is known for its incredible beauty, is a state on Borneo’s island.

The Malay Mail says that on May 30, the tourists “broke away from their entourage of 27 at the mountain’s summit plateau and proceeded to strip before taking photos.

“They were approached and reprimanded by a mountain guide, and allegedly told him to ‘go to Hell’ and called him ‘stupid,'” the Mail reports.

The country’s Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun says the five will not be allowed to leave the country until they face action.

“Only after will we kick them out and ban them from entering Sabah again,” he said.

Another official, Alip Sampil, told the Mail that the villagers in the ares were upset by what happened on the peak.

“They were so offended and angry with the behaviour. The mountain is sacred to the people here,” Sampil said. “The worst part is that they were rude and disrespected the guide who told them not to do it.”

On Sunday, authorities said that 16 bodies had been recovered from Mount Kinabalu. The victims included six Malaysians, one from the Philippines, China and Japan, and seven Singaporeans.

— With files from Reuters

Categories: Americas, Canada

2 replies

  1. A lot of comments are making fun of the idea that ‘the mountain got angry’. Very few comments state the obvious: “When in Rome do as the Romans do”, meaning when in Malaysia behave yourself. If you want to get naked do it in your own country.

  2. That’s the biggest hypocrisy of the west, when they do something normal in their country but violating the local law, they start raising the slogans of freedom and human rights but if you violate their laws they say you must follow the law.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.