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Published on : Tuesday, June 9, 2015
The recent earthquake in Sabah happened because ten Western tourists stripped on the country’s most sacred mountain feel Malaysian officials. The responsibility of the death of the 16 people belonging to different nationalities has been given to the ten Western tourists.
The officials have also filed a police report against five tourists involved. Even the deputy chief minister of Sabah state, Tan Sri Joseph Pairin has blamed the tourist for being the actual reason behind the earthquake.
The antics of the tourist supposedly angered the mountain causing a massive quake feel the members of the indigenous community in Sabah on the island of Borneo.
Ten tourists photographed themselves standing naked on the mountain and this act angered the Mount Kinabalu causing a 5.9 magnitude earthquake that damaged roads and buildings, including schools and a hospital on Sabah’s west coast, and broke one of the twin rock formations on the mountain known as the Donkey’s Ears.
A tribal chief known as Bobolian suggested that the tourists should be fined with 10 buffalo heads to appease the spirit of the mountains. The Mount Kinabalu is a resting place for the departed spirits and the tourists have offended the calm of the mount.
Survivors made it down the mountain in the darkness early on Saturday, some with broken limbs, picking their way over loose rocks and boulders dislodged by the quake and blocking part of the main route. In Singapore flags flew at half mast to mourn the victims of the quake. Seven of the dead are Singaporeans and six are Malaysian, according to the state tourism minister Masidi Manjun. A Filipino, a Chinese and a Japanese national are also among the dead. Rescue operations are still underway. Death toll has risen till 16 and there are a number of injuries reported. Many were rescued from the mountain with broken limbs.