Friday, 2 October 2015

‘Secessionist’ Doris Jones willing to return, face ‘charges’

She remarks however that it is strange the Malaysian government is not willing to put down the charges against her in writing.

KUALA LUMPUR: Sabahan freedom fighter Doris Jones @ Doris Yapp Kim Yuon who heads the UK-based Sabah Sarawak Union-United Kingdom (SSU-UK), an NGO behind the Sabah Sarawak Keluar Malaysia Facebook page, wants to bring to public attention that if the Malaysian Government wants to level accusations against her, it should do so officially and in writing. “It’s strange that we have a government which doesn’t hesitate to accuse one of all sorts of things in public but was not willing to put them down in writing.”

If there are charges, she added, it must be conveyed to the one accused in writing. “If there are charges, what’s the reason not to notify in writing? So, how can I respond? I would like to return home and face the charges.”

“When I turned up at the Malaysian High Commission in London on September 30 with Sarawakian and SSU-UK founder member Zurainee Tehek as a witness to collect the extension of my passport, an official Azhar Bin Abd Hamid gave all sorts of reasons why they couldn’t let me have my passport,” said Jones in a statement in Bahasa which is making the rounds in WhatsApp and social media. “The official was also not willing to let me have in black and white the complaints that the Malaysian government have against me.”

“I wrote down the complaints myself on an A4 white sheet of paper with a pen, both obtained from Azhar, and asked him to sign it. He refused to do so.”

Jones said that when she asked Azhar whether the Malaysian government refused to extend her passport, he denied it but at the same time added: “It’s not that the government doesn’t want to extend your passport. The government rejected extending it.”

Jones said that when she heard Azhar’s reply, she recalled Ahmad Maslan, Salleh Said Keruak and other Ministers back home who invariably never failed to give similarly “stupid answers” when asked something quite straight forward. “Why does the government keep officers who give such stupid answers when queried by the public? Azhar also initially refused to return my old passport on the grounds that it belongs to the Malaysian government.”

Briefly, Jones said that Azhar told her the Malaysian government had directed him to delay extending her passport, that there was an arrest warrant issued by the police and pending against her, and that she was facing charges of opposing the Malaysian government through the struggle to bring Sabah and Sarawak out of the Federation. “I have been interviewed by UK government officials on the matter of the High Commission not being able to extend my passport.”

“The National Liberal Party (NLP) President Graham Williamson has also issued a statement on the matter. Williamson heads the Nations Without States of which SSU-UK is a member.”

In the rest of her statement, Jones charged that the people of Sabah and Sarawak had been taken for a ride since 1963 by the Malayan government masquerading as the Malaysian government and that Malaysia the Federation was nothing more than Malaya the peninsula. “We in Sabah and Sarawak have nothing in common with Malaya. We are so different from them.”

She demanded that Malayan political parties in Sabah and Sarawak leave the two Borneo nations as they had the insidious motive of changing the character of the two Borneo nations.

She pledged that she would work through the United Nations and the international community to free Sabah and Sarawak from the clutches of Malaya.

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