Interpol's help sought track down 'Doris'

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The Royal Malaysian Po­lice will re­quest the help of the in­ter­na­tional po­lice or­gan­i­sa­tion Interpol, to trace 'Doris Jones' on al­le­ga­tions of in­cite­ment re­lat­ing to the al­leged pro­mo­tion of the se­ces­sion of Sabah and Sarawak.

KOTA KIN­A­BAL: The Royal Malaysian Po­lice will re­quest the help of the in­ter­na­tional po­lice or­gan­i­sa­tion, Interpol, to trace ‘Doris Jones’ on al­le­ga­tions of in­cite­ment re­lat­ing to the al­leged pro­mo­tion of the se­ces­sion of Sabah and Sarawak f rom Malaysia ( SKMM move­ment) through Face­book.

Sabah Po­lice Com­mis­sioner Datuk Jalaluddin Ab­dul Rah­man said the po­lice would track down ‘Doris Jones’ who was un­der­stood to be over­seas.

“We will con­tact Interpol in ef­forts to lo­cate and ar­rest ‘Doris Jones’ who is wanted by na­tional se­cu­rity per­son­nel fol­low­ing the sedi­tious ac­tiv­i­ties per­formed by her,” he told re­porters af­ter launch­ing the 6th Ops Se­la­mat in con­junc­tion with Chi­nese New Year cel­e­bra­tions, here yes­ter­day.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the ar­rest war­rant for ‘Doris Jones’ was is­sued in Jan­uary by the Tuaran Court and all en­try points to the coun­try would be made aware of the war­rant au­to­mat­i­cally un­der stan­dard op­er­at­ing pro­ce­dures.

The ar­rest war­rant was is­sued against ‘Doris Jones’ order­ing her to ap­pear in court yes­ter­day to an­swer a charge against her un­der the Sedi­tion Act.

Mean­while, Jalaluddin be­lieved the SSKM move­ment was or­ches­trated by op­po­si­tion po­lit­i­cal par­ties.

‘Doris Jones’ has re­port­edly chal­lenged the au­thor­i­ties to de­tain her.

She told the Star On­line that she was also un­aware of any sum­mons is­sued in her name last month to face a charge un­der the Sedi­tion Act, which led to the is­suance of an ar­rest war­rant by the Malaysian po­lice Wed­nes­day.

She said it was up to t he Malaysian au­thor­i­ties to use the proper chan­nels to ex­tra­dite her.

“They can try to get me in the United King­dom, the Euro­pean Union or maybe even Australia. They can try.

“I don’t think Malaysia has any ex­tra­di­tion treaties with EU,” said the 46-year-old ac­tivist, with­out re­veal­ing her cur­rent lo­ca­tion when she con­tacted The Star On­line.

The por­tal re­ported that Jones was also coy when asked about de­tails of her­self.

“I am Doris Jones,” she said when asked if she was Doris Yapp Kim Youn from Labuan, the sus­pect named in the war­rant of ar­rest is­sued by the Kota Kin­a­balu mag­is­trate’s court.

Asked if she was still a Malaysian cit­i­zen, she replied: “I

last don’t want to an­swer that. I am from Sabah.”

It is widely be­lieved that she is based in Lon­don, The Star On­line re­ported.

Jones said that she con­tested in the May 2014 elec­tion for the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment via the United King­dom-based Na­tional Lib­eral Party on a plat­form of ‘self-de­ter­mi­na­tion’.

In a Google+ ac­count un­der the name Doris Jones, it is stated that the owner of the on­line ac­count “at­tended Uni­ver­sity of Lon­don and lived in the UK”. The ac­count is ac­tive and had a few days ago posted news re­lated to the se­ces­sion move­ment and ac­tion taken against those in­volved.

Jones, who has a Face­book ac­count that pro­poses se­ced­ing Sabah and Sarawak from Malaysia, has been wanted by the Malaysian po­lice for sev­eral months.

Jalaluddin said po­lice had put up an alert for her at all en­try points in the coun­try. He also said she had been abroad for some time.

The Star On­line re­ported last week that Jones, who was lit­tle known, is be­lieved to have mar­ried in the United King­dom and that she had worked in a “legal cir­cle”.

She is be­lieved to have kept in touch with lo­cal non-gov­ern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tions through var­i­ous so­cial me­dia chan­nels, in­clud­ing Skype, to com­mu­ni­cate with SSKM.

At least 14 ac­tivists in Tuaran and Kota Kin­a­balu were ar­rested ear­lier this month for al­legedly seek­ing signatures from the public and dis­tribut­ing se­ces­sion­ist ma­te­rial. They have been re­leased on po­lice bail.

Tengku Adlin (sec­ond right), As­miah (right) and Sabah Parks di­rec­tor Dr Jamili Nais with the writ­ers of the three newly launched Sabah Parks books.

Doris Jones

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