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DAP will launch a booklet entitled 'No To 929' in Perak on Friday, said state DAP chief Ngeh Koo Ham today.

He said party national chairperson Lim Kit Siang will launch the booklet in Ipoh before he reports himself at the district police headquarters.

Lim was arrested in Ipoh on June 5 while distributing 'No to 929' leaflets. He was released three hours later on a RM3000 police bail but was required to report to the station this Friday.

The leaflets were alleged to contain seditious statements critical of Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's declaration that Malaysia is an Islamic state on Sept 29 last year.

The leaflets explained why Mahathir's declaration was wrong and argued that Malaysia was still a secular state.

It also stated that the party's campaign against Mahathir's declaration was not "anti-Islam or anti-any religion but to promote greater inter-religious understanding".

Ngeh told malaysiakini that many Perak DAP leaders and members will be present during the launch to show their support and solidarity to their party chief.

Letter of complaint

On a related issue, Ngeh said he would write a letter of complaint to the Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) for not responding to the report which he lodged with the commission last month.

On June 8, Perak DAP lodged the report over the police's "disruptive actions" against the party during its people awareness campaign.

Among the complaints were Lim's arrest and the police raid on the Perak DAP headquarters in Ipoh two days later where thousands of leaflets were seized.

Ngeh said Suhakam commissioner Dr Abdul Monir Yaacob who received the report from him said he would bring up the matter at the commission's meeting on June 10.

"But when Lim met the Suhakam chairperson Abu Talib Othman to discuss his arrest, he was told that the commissioner did not bring up the DAP report at the meeting," he added.