Monday, June 08, 2015

Mountain spirits hate wobbly bits

Trouble is brewing in Malaysia, apparently the reason for Fridays earthquake in the Mount Kinabalu region (Borneo) that killed several climbers has been discovered to be a group of foreign tourists that posed for a naked photo on the mountain on May 30th, 6 days before the 5.9 tremor struck.

Now I know what you're thinking, but it's not just any old crank making these claims, it's the Deputy Chief Minister of the state, Joseph Pairin Kitingan no less! He also goes on to announce that a special ceremony will be held later to "appease the mountain spirit". He's also preventing the Canadian and Dutch tourists in question from leaving the country and wants to charge them with a criminal offence.

The most bizarre part of this daft story is that although Malaysia is officially a Muslim country Kitingan is supposedly a Catholic, apparently a vengeful, bashful "Mountain spirit" believing kind of Catholic! Shame Geology wasn't a priority at his Catholic missionary school.

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