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'Nudist' photo sparks controversy in Malaysia

Four Western tourists accused of being part of a group who posed nude at the top of Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu remain in custody after an earlier court appearance.

Authorities said the two Canadians, a Briton and a Dutchman may be charged with causing public nuisance.

Mt Kinabalu was hit by a magnitude 6.0 earthquake last Friday which left 18 people dead, including children.

A senior minister last week said the tourists had angered the spirits of the mountain, which is considered sacred.

Jennifer Pak reports from Kuala Lumpur.