Cops: Doris Jones can’t be extradited to face sedition charges

KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia will not be able to extradite wanted Sabahan Doris Jones (pic), a London-based activist operating the Sabah Sarawak Keluar Malaysia (SSKM) Facebook page as Britain laws do not recognise her ‘crime’ under Sedition Act.

Insp. Mohd Shahrizan Yahaya said they can only arrest Jones, who is identified as Yapp Kim Youn by Malaysian police if she returns to the country.

He also explained that the Interpol was ready to arrest Jones if she was involved in other crimes, except the Sedition Act which has been abolished in Britain.

Insp. Shahrizan said this during a question and answer session after his talk on Islamic militant and the SSKM ideology threats at the Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) on Thursday.

Meanwhile, he explained that fighting for 20-points and 18-point rights were different than asking for secession from the federation.

Jones has been on Malaysian police’s wanted list since early this year after state police commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman announced that the magistrate’s court had issued a warrant of arrest for her promotion of the secession of Sabah and Sarawak from the federation.

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