Published On: Tue, Jun 9th, 2015

Malaysia official blames nude tourists for deadly quake

6.0-magnitude quake near one of South East Asia's highest peaks on Borneo island

Friday’s 6.0-magnitude quake near one of South East Asia’s highest peaks on Borneo island killed 16 climbers, including several school children. Rescue crews are still looking for two more bodies.
Sabah’s deputy chief minister, Joseph Pairin Kitingan, says this tragedy is connected to a group of Western tourists who recently posed nude on the peak and allegedly cursed at a local guide for trying to prevent them from stripping. Mr Pairin says the tourists made the spirits of the mountain angry…

By Jennifer Pak
BBC News, Malaysia

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