KOTA KINABALU, March 13, 2015:

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman insisted that police had contacted Doris Jones, the woman allegedly masterminding Sabah and Sarawak’s secession from Malaysia.

“We contacted her,” he said, and when further asked on Jones’ statement that she had not heard anything from Interpol or the Malaysian police about the warrant of arrest against her, he replied: “She can say anything.”

Jones was quoted by The Malay Mail Online as dismissing any threat of imminent arrest and that she was not afraid as she had not committed any crime.

She is said to be behind the controversial social media movement called Sabah Sarawak Keluar Malaysia, or SSKM, and is working under a United Kingdom-based non-governmental organisation called Sabah Sarawak Union.

Met at the gathering with Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim at the Sabah Police headquarters in Kepayan today, Jalaluddin said the police were seeking the assistance of Interpol to help arrest Jones.

A warrant of arrest was issued against her last month after she failed to turn up at the magistrate’s court in Kota Kinabalu over a sedition charge.

Noor Rashid, meanwhile, said action would be taken against those who were caught instigating secession and causing unrest in the country.

“We want to maintain the peace in the country, and anyone who tries to jeopardise this will face stern action,” he said.

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