KOTA KINABALU: A warrant of arrest has been issued for a woman named "Doris Jones’’ who operates a social media-based secession movement called Sabah Sarawak Keluar Malaysia (SSKM).
"Doris Jones" has been identified as Doris Yapp Kim Youn, 47, according to the police.
Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman said the woman is wanted for seditious activities as she was promoting secession through a Facebook page SSKM and other social media networks.
Jalaluddin said that they have put up an alert for her at all entry points in the country.
However, he did not say for sure if she was operating the page from United Kingdom or other countries.
"I don’t know, some say she in London, or may be Europe. We are on the alert for her if she enters the country,’’ he said, adding that he was not sure if she was still holding Malaysian citizenship or some other nationality as she had been overseas for sometime.
It is understood that the little known Sabahan, who is from Labuan, is believed to be married in United Kingdom and works in a "legal circle”.
She is believed to be keeping in touch with local NGO networks through various social media channels including Skype to communicate with SSKM.
Jalaluddin said that police have set up a special task force and investigating various SSKM-linked postings on Facebook and other social media groups which holds weekly meetings to study the postings under the Seditious Act.
"Each week we meet, a total of 126 investigating papers have been opened over the postings. We have forwarded them to the Deputy Prosecutor,’’ he said, in urging Sabah NGOs not to get to involved in such activities.
He said police also believe that certain Opposition figures were behind the NGOs linked to the activities of SSKM.
"These NGOs are going around with petitions asking people to support secession,’’ Jalaluddin said, adding that the five arrested in Lahad Datu on Sunday were released on Tuesday after investigations were completed.
In a separate issue, Jalaluddin said the dusk-to-dawn sea curfew in the east coast of Sabah that has been in placed since last July would be extended to another two weeks from Feb 11 to Feb 26.