DAP to return to Pandamaran and Klang tomorrow to continue with the interrupted “No to 911, No to 929, Yes to 1957” People’s Awareness Campaign

Media Statement
by Lim Kit Siang

(Petaling Jaya, Saturday): DAP will return to the Pandamaran new village and Klang tomorrow at 10 a.m. to continue with the interrupted “No to 911, No to 929, Yes to 1957” People’s Awareness Campaign.  I will accompany other DAP leaders and activists in tomorrow’s campaign. 

The campaign in Pandamaran and Klang  was interrupted twice by the police, on August 18 and 25, with 12 persons arrested in both episodes. 

We hope the Police will not continue to harass and  criminalise the peaceful and legitimate political and constitutional “No to 929” campaign to defend and uphold the 1957 Merdeka Constitution, the social contract and the 1963 Malaysia Agreement that Malaysia is a democratic, secular and multi-religious nation with Islam as the official religion but Malaysia is not an Islamic state, whether UMNO Islamic State or PAS Islamic State. 

There had been five unlawful police arrests, involving 32 victims, in connection with the “No to 929” campaign in the past four months, all under the Sedition Act 1948, but no one has been charged in court to date – including the disgraceful episode yesterday at the  Klang Magistrate Court when the six DAP officials arrested in Pandamaran on August 25 and the six bailors had to release themselves when the police did not turn up in court as required by the RM1,000 police bond. 

Section 5 of the Sedition Act is very specific that no person shall be prosecuted for an offence under Section 4 of the Sedition Act without the written consent of the Public Prosecutor and I call on the Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Norian Mai to make sure that the police stop effecting any more arrests in connection with the “No to 939” campaign under the Sedition Act when the Attorney-General has refused to give his consent for the charging of the 32 persons arrested in five police arrests under the Sedition Act. 

Suhakam Chairman Tan Sri Abu Talib Othman should send  Suhakam Commissioners to Pandamaran and Klang tomorrow morning to monitor as to whether the police continues to violate human rights by harassing and criminalizing the DAP’s peaceful and legitimate “No to 929” campaign.


*Lim Kit Siang - DAP National Chairman