Butt naked? Authorities probing reports of nude tourists on Mount Kinabalu

The images being posted on Facebook and spread through Whatsapp show a group of Caucasian-looking adults in various states of undress.
The images being posted on Facebook and spread through Whatsapp show a group of Caucasian-looking adults in various states of undress.

KOTA KINABALU, June 2 — Authorities are investigating reports that a group of tourists stripped naked for photographs on the peak of Mount Kinabalu here.

Sabah Parks director Dr Jamili Nais said they were aware of the photographs and were looking into the case.

The images being posted on Facebook and spread through Whatsapp show a group of Caucasian-looking adults in various states of undress and posing on what appears to be the distinctive Low’s peak on Mount Kinabalu.

Mount Kinabalu, part of the Kinabalu Park World Heritage Site, is sacred to the locals, some of whom deem it the final resting place of their ancestors.

The local Dusun community still hold yearly sacrificial rituals to appease the spirits and ask for permission for the safety of their climbers.

The incident is also reminiscent of the Penang “Nude Sports Games” last year, which led to six Malaysians each being jailed a month and fined RM5,000.

One was jailed an additional six months for recording the event.

Another image being posted on Facebook and spread through Whatsapp.
Another image being posted on Facebook and spread through Whatsapp.

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