In the context of the earthquake tragedy on Mount Kinabalu, the following are to be noted.
It is sad to hear that many including the backpackers who had stripped naked on the summit died along with many others.
Whether or not it is related to anything to do with spirits is immaterial. What should not have happen is that the deceased backpackers who did their stripped tease acts should not have done so as their action was not aligned to Asian culture.
They disrespected the Asian Culture and showed that they are the type of guests that should not be welcomed in any country that still believe in native cultures.