Interpol's help sought track down 'Doris'
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.