Sabahan secession instigator unfazed by impending probe

KOTA KINABALU: A Sabahan said to be under probe for instigating secession remains unfazed by any investigation into her online activities.

Claiming to be based in Britain, the advocate and paralegal, who goes by the name of Doris Jones, said she had not been contacted by Malaysian authorities yet.

“If there is really an investigation, I wonder which Act can be applied to me, in particular, for telling the truth about the histories of Sabah and Sarawak,” she claimed in a reply via e-mail to a series of questions.

Jones, who operates the Sabah & Sarawak Keluar Malaysia (SSKM) page on Facebook as well as a blog of the same name, said she and a group of friends merely posted copies of historical documents pertaining to both states.

The SSKM Facebook page lists some 25,000 “friends”, that included state Cabinet ministers, opposition leaders, policemen and even members of the media.

Jones described herself as working in Britain but occasionally visiting “North Borneo” and Kuala Lumpur.

She said the Facebook page and blog was the result of discussions with like-minded nationalists in Sabah and Sarawak.

“Someone has to make a stand for Sabahans regardless of their ethnicity, religion and family background – rich or poor,” Jones said, alleging that some points in the 1963 Malaysia Agreement had been ignored.

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman said investigations had commenced under the Sedition Act and a special task force had been set up to trace individuals and groups behind the Facebook page, following a report lodged against it.

Jalaluddin said they believed the postings on the Facebook page was a threat to the security of the nation as the group involved was instilling hate and creating disharmony.

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