'Mt Kinabalu nudist' who enraged netizens now says he wasn't even in Malaysia

'Mt Kinabalu nudist' who enraged netizens now says he wasn't even in Malaysia
PHOTO: YouTube/MonkeeTime, FB/Emil Kaminski

The Canadian tourist who incurred the wrath of netizens after calling Malaysian politicians "stupid" in a Facebook post has released a video on what he says is 'the naked truth'.

Emil Kaminski, who was initially believed to be one of the 10 tourists who posed nude on Mount Kinabalu a week prior to the the 6.0-magnitude earthquake now says he was not even in Malaysia at the time.

Kaminski had posted online of how "stupid" Malaysian politicians are for linking earthquakes and mountaintop nudity.

This comes after reports that Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Pairin Kitingan had blamed the tragedy on the group of tourists who "showed disrespect to the sacred mountain" by posing naked on the peak.

According to website Says.com, Kaminski said that he was merely "trolling" the people of Malaysia, but ended up trolling the British media.

In a YouTube video titled "Mt. Kinabalu - The Naked Truth," Emil reveals that none of the photos of him being shared online are actually from Malaysia, and "most importantly", he says, "I wasn't even in Malaysia at the time," adding, "I did not claim to be in Malaysia at the time."

Describing the "virtual experience", he said he got "flared up" by politicians blaming the tourists for an earthquake that killed 18.

Of the 10 tourists, four trekkers accused of taking nude photographs on Mt. Kinabalu have been jailed for 3 days from the date of arrest and fined RM5,000 (S$1,800) each. They have since been deported.

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