PETALING JAYA: Two Canadians, who were among 10 foreigners posed in the nude on top of Mount Kinabalu, have reportedly sought help from their country’s Department of Foreign Affairs.
According to The Canadian Press, the department’s spokesman said on Tuesday that they were aware two Canadians have been prevented from leaving the country and the Canadian consular officials here were in contact with authorities.
The Canadian news agency added that their Foreign Affairs could not confirm the identity of the Canadians, citing privacy concern.
“But Malaysia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry identified them as Canadian siblings Lindsey Petersen and Danielle Petersen,” said the report.
On Monday, a 38-year-old European was detained but released on the same day as he was not part of the group.
On May 30, a group of 10 foreign tourists posed naked and started urinating on the mountain, photographs of which went viral on social.
This angered local Kadazandusun elders who said such antics insulted them as they considered the mountain sacred ground.
The locals in Sabah also believed the Friday’s deadly earthquake, which has killed 18, was caused by the disrespectful behaviour of the tourists.