Malaysia detains 4 accused of posing naked at quakehit peak

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Malaysia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry earlier identified the siblings to The Canadian Press news agency as Lindsey Petersen and Danielle Petersen.They were believed to be part of a group of 10 people who stripped naked before taking photos at Mount Kinabalu on May 30.A magnitude-5.9 earthquake Friday sent rocks and boulders raining down the trekking routes on the 4,095-meter-high (13,453-foot-high) mountain in Sabah on Borneo island, killing 18 climbers.The victims were nine Singaporeans, six Malaysians and a Filipino, a Chinese and a Japanese national.The quake damaged roads and buildings, including schools and a hospital on Sabah’s west coast. It also broke one of the twin rock formations on the mountain known as the “Donkey’s Ears.”Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Pairin Kitingan has blamed the tragedy on the foreigners for showing “disrespect to the sacred mountain” by posing naked at the peak. He has said a special ritual will be conducted to “appease the mountain spirit.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober The difference between men and women when it comes to pain New Valley school lets students pick career-path academieslast_img

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