Malaysia's government has blamed a group of foreign tourists for a magnitude 5.9 earthquake on one of the country's most sacred mountains.
The earthquake on Mount Kinabalu killed at least 16 people on Friday, and authorities are....
still searching for at least two others.
A few weeks ago, the ten foreign holidaymakers stripped naked, posed for a series of photographs and were accused of urinating as the scaled the mountain in the Malaysian state of Sabah. The photos didn't appear on social media until days before the earthquake.
Deputy Chief Minister of Sabah Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan said on Saturday that he believes the tourists caused the earthquake, according to Buzzfeed.
Pairin said that the earthquake was 'confirmation' that Mount Kinabalu was sacred and that people 'cannot take it lightly', the Malay Mail Online reported.
Pairin saw a flock of birds outside his home and had a feeling something bad might happen, he told Malay Mail Online.
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