KOTA KINABALU - Police are not sure whether the picture of a man touching the private parts of two boys on an island was taken in Sabah.
Sabah police commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman said that although they believed the incident might have happened several years ago, it was difficult to establish if it had actually happened on an island in the state.
"How are we supposed to confirm whether the incident really happened in Sabah?
"How can we prove that the sea and sand belong to Sabah?" he said.
On another incident, Jalaluddin said the tourists who had allegedly stripped and posed naked for photographs at the Sibuan Island in Semporna might be blacklisted and prevented from returning to Sabah.
He said those involved in the incident, believed to have occurred some time ago, had shown disrespect towards local culture.
"We have identified five of them, but we are still deciding on what action we can take according to the law or whether to just blacklist these people," said Jalaluddin.
All of the tourists involved have since returned to their own countries.