Sabah quake: Your actions caused public uproar, judge tells four

Sabah quake: Your actions caused public uproar, judge tells four

KOTA KINABALU - Sessions judge Dean Wyane Daly reprimanded the four foreigners who allegedly stripped on Mount Kinabalu saying their actions were acts of "foolish antic."

He said their actions caught the nation by surprise and caused public uproar.

"The people especially the native community are annoyed. Your act amounted to foolishness on your part," the judge told the four after they pleaded guilty to charges of committing obscene acts in a public place.

He said he had taken into account the guilty plea as a mitigating factor as it saved the court's time adding that by surrendering, the accused had shown remorse.

The four have been in remand since Wednesday after their arrest on Tuesday.

They were each sentenced to three days jail, fined RM5,000 or three months jail. The judge also ordered that they be deported.

The accused paid at the court's office which remained open till 7pm.

The four - British student Eleanor Hawkins, 24, Dutch national Dylan Snel, 23, and the Canadian siblings Lindsey, 23, and his sister Danielle Peterson, 22 - were seen headed to the police station from the court to pick up their belongings.

They will be taken to the Kota Kinabalu airport to fly to Kuala Lumpur and to their home countries.

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