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Post by JohnW » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:41 am

Monday, June 8, 2015, 6:32 AM - Two Canadian siblings are among a group of tourists who have been barred from leaving Malaysia in the wake of an earthquake that killed 16 people.

Local authorities blame the tourists for causing the violent earthquake that rocked Borneo, whose northern third is part of Malaysia.

Malaysia's deputy chief minister, Tan Sri Pairin Kitingan, said that the group committed a 'disrespectful act' towards the sacred mountain, that ultimately led to the earthquake.

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is assisting the two Canadians, surrounding reports that the siblings could be charged for posing naked atop Mount Kinabalu.

The magnitude-6.0 quake shook the Mount Kinabalu region around 7:15 a.m. local time on Friday.

Nearly one week before that, 23-year-old Lindsey Petersen and his 22-year-old sister Danielle scaled the mountain on the morning of May 30.

The siblings from Saskatchewan have been identified as part of a group of ten climbers who stripped down naked to take photographs from the scenic spot that day.

The Malaysian government has barred the Petersens, as well as three other foreigners, from leaving the country after the photos in question were posted online. Though none of the travelers are in custody, they will be detained by airport officials if they attempt to leave.

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Post by DenBen » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:14 am

Is this from one of those fake news sites?????


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Post by DenBen » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:30 am

I was hoping it was. [sad

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[giggle

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Post by Captain Steubings » Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:18 pm

Are tourists also to blame that they can't keep a plane in the air?

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Post by Loco101 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:51 pm

Naked romp on sacred ground leaves 2 from Saskatchewan stuck in Malaysia
Tourists accused of naked romp on sacred ground barred from leaving Malaysia

CBC News Posted: Jun 08, 2015 1:26 PM CT Last Updated: Jun 08, 2015 9:30 PM CT

Naked romp controversy in Malaysia 1:49

Canadians who allegedly posed naked on Mount Kinabalu barred from leaving Malaysia
Malaysia Mount Kinabalu earthquake: 13 dead, 6 missing

Foreign Affairs officials are working on the case of two tourists stuck in Malaysia after they allegedly stripped on a holy mountain and raised controversy.

According the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs the two siblings are not under arrest and are safe. They are, however, barred from leaving Malaysia.

"That kind of behaviour is inappropriate, it's ill-advised. Especially when you're a guest," Ralph Goodale, a Liberal member of Parliament from Saskatchewan, said Monday. "Hopefully the plans are moving along to see these two Canadians return quickly to Canada."

Canadians who allegedly posed naked on Mount Kinabalu barred from leaving Malaysia

Goodale spoke to a deputy minister in the federal government to learn more about the case.

According to Facebook posts from the tourists — Lindsey and Danielle Petersen — the siblings are from Saskatchewan.
Petersen siblings

Lindsey (left) and Danielle Petersen are the two siblings from Saskatchewan barred from leaving Malaysia after allegedly stripping on a sacred mountain. (Facebook)

Officials in Malaysia have said the Petersons were among a group of 10 accused of taking off their clothes on top of the sacred Mount Kinabalu on the island of Borneo.

An earthquake took place there on Friday and local authorities believe the tourists' actions led to the natural disaster.

Malaysia Mount Kinabalu earthquake: 13 dead, 6 missing

The earthquake killed 13 people.

There has been considerable commentary on the incident.

Joe Fernandez, is Borneo-based editor for Free Malaysia Today, an online media outlet.

"It's tantamount to disrespect for the sacred mountain," Fenandez said of the alleged incident, noting that the word Kinabalu means revered place of the dead. "[Locals] feel the souls of their departed brothers and sisters are residing there."
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The Petersens were allegedly among a group of 10 tourists accused of stripping naked on a sacred mountain in Malaysia prior to an earthquake in the area.

Fernandez said he expects the travellers will face a native court and would likely face a traditional fine, which could be the purchase of buffalo

"I suppose they could pay in cash in lieu of the buffaloes," he added about the custom.


He said the allegations, however, are serious.

"Can someone parade naked in the streets in Canada and get away with it?" Fernandez asked, rhetorically, noting such behaviour would attract charges in Canada.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatche ... -1.3104882

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