Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Jones told not to propagate idea of Sabah, Sarawak leaving Malaysia

KUCHING: Deputy Home Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar believes that the creator of Sabah Sarawak Keluar Malaysia Facebook Group, Doris Jones, is not in the sedition probe list.

However, he warned that if Jones carried on with her action and words in propagating Sarawak and Sabah leaving Malaysia, there would be consequences.

“Not that I know if she is under the sedition probe but if she continues with her action and words about breaking the country apart, she must know that she is not above the law,” Wan Junaidi told The Borneo Post yesterday.

Uncertain whether the police had made any contact with her, the Santubong MP said Jones “should know better than getting involved in matter she is ignorant of” and that “ignorance of the law is no excuse”.

Sabah-born Jones has set up the facebook group in August 2011 to advocate the secession of Sarawak and Sabah from Malaysia. She said her campaign had grown in the last four years as more people from the younger generations were reacting positively while the senior ones were catching up.

In an email reply, she told The Borneo Post that she started the Facebook group to run a campaign of awareness among the people of Sabah on injustice and human rights violations.

“In reaction to this campaign for awareness, against injustice and human rights violations, the Malaysian Government has decided to put my name onto the list of those falling under (committing an offence) the Sedition Act.

“I am also disappointed that Sabah police chief Datuk Jallaluddin Abdul Rahman has come out with a false statement about his team having tried to make contact with me but have not received any response. That was a lie. No one has contacted me in person or by any other means,” she said.

She was referring to Jallaluddin’s statement that the police had tried to make contact with her but she was not responsive.

“In this regard, I insist that Datuk Jallaluddin or representatives of the Malaysian government present the evidence and I will challenge him and the Malaysian government in the United Kingdom court.

“We should not be afraid of the truth and justice should not be denied,” said Jones who is believed to be a wheel-chair bound lawyer living in the UK.

She said she personally did not agree with the Internal Security Act (Malaysia) and Sedition Act (Malaysia) as both were violations of human rights.

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