Malaysia nabs foreigner over nude pix on quake-hit peak: report

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian authorities on Monday arrested a European man for allegedly stripping naked and urinating on Mount Kinabalu, reports said, an act that some in the country say angered tribal spirits and caused a deadly earthquake. The 38-year-old was arrested in Kota Kinabalu, capital of the state of Sabah on Borneo island, on charges of causing a public nuisance, The Star newspaper reported on its website. It cited Sabah’s state criminal investigation chief Sallehuddin Abdul Rahman. According to Malaysian law, the punishment for such an offence is a fine of 400 ringgit ($106). The report said the man, arrested at the city’s airport as he sought to fly to the Philippines, is believed to have been among a group of 10 foreign tourists who had stripped naked and posed for photos on the summit of the peak on May 30.

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