G25 is committed to pursue a just, democratic, peaceful, tolerant, harmonious, moderate and progressive multi-racial, multi cultural, multi religious Malaysia through Islamic principles of Wassatiyah (moderation) and Maqasid Syariah (well-being of the people) that affirm justice, compassion, mercy, equity.

Malaysia is to be led by rule of law, good governance, respect for human rights and upholding the institution of the country.

We aim to ensure, raise awareness, promote that Syariah laws and civil laws should work in harmony and that the Syariah laws are used within its legal jurisdiction and limits as provided for by the federal and state division of powers.

There should be rational dialogues to inform people on how Islam is used for public law and policy that affects the multi ethnic and multi religious Malaysia and within the confines of the Federal Constitution, the supreme law of the nation.

We work in a consultative committee of experts to advise the government and facilitate amendments to the state Syariah laws, to align to the Federal Constitution and the spirit of Rukun Negara.

It is imperative to achieve a politically stable, economically progressive Malaysia and to be able to enjoy the harmony, tolerance, understanding and cooperation in this multi diverse country.

He is an economics graduate from the University of Malaya. He also holds a diploma in Economic Development from Oxford University and a masters degree in economics from Vandebilt University, Tennessee, USA. He retired from the civil service in 1994 as Secretary General, Ministry of Finance, and was the first Managing Director of sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad. He is active in G25 and oftenwrites to the media on matters of public interest.

Tan Sri Ahmad Kamil Jaafar

Tan Sri Ahmad Kamil Jaafar joined the Foreign Service soon after graduation in 1962. Served in various capacities both at home and abroad, at the UN in New York and in Geneva. Appointed ambassador to Vietnam, and subsequently Switzerland, China and Japan before returning home to take up the post of Secretary General. Upon retirement in 1996 was appointed Special Envoy of Tun Mahathir Mohamad,subsequently to Tun Abdullah Badawi and Dato Seri Nagib Abdul Razak. Retired in November 2013. Was briefly attached to Tunku Abdul Rahman to set up the Islamic Secretariat, with Tun Abdul Razak to establish ZOPFAN.  Involved in peace efforts in Somalia, and Sudan, Bosnia and Kosovo.

Dato Latifah Merican Cheong

Advisor for international organisations on financial stability and macroeconomic policies, structural reforms and growth-oriented developmentprogrammes; independent director of an investment bank; and managing a Foundationon education to influence change in communities. Past experiences include Assistant Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, Program Director in the World Bank finance sectorwork, sitting on the UNDP Asia Strategic Panel, Advisor in the Securities CommissionMalaysia and providing substantive input into the New Economic Model issued by theNational Economic Advisory Council.

Tan Sri Asiah Abu Samah

She served in Malaysia’s education service for 32 years (1961-1993) in various capacities: as a graduate teacher, lecturer in a training college, principal of a secondary school, and as Director of Curriculum. She retired in 1993 as Director General of Education, Ministry of Education. After her retirement, she joined Land & General Bhd as the Corporate Adviser (Education). She was with the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) from 2002 to 2010.

He was in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wisma Putra, for 33 years.  He joined the Diplomatic Service in 1971, and is a graduate of the University of Lancaster, England. Among his foreign postings were: High Commissioner to Sri Lanka; High Commissioner to South Africa; and, Ambassador to Germany.  He retired from the Foreign Service in 2003

Tan Sri Rafiah Salim

She is the President for Muslim Women’s Action Society (PERTIWI), with almost three decades of experience in the academic and human resource fields. She was the Assistant Secretary General for Human Resource Management at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and as Vice Chancellor/President of University Malaya, the first woman to be appointed a university president in Malaysia. She also served as General Manager (HR) of Maybank, Assistant Governor of Malaysia’s Central Bank and as a lecturer and Dean of the Faculty of Law, University Malaya.​

Professor Dato Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman
Dato Syed Ahmad Idid

Former Judge of both Borneo & Malayan High Courts,  Director of KLRCA, SIRIM, Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital. Served in the

Youth Welfare Department, Royal Customs & Excise, Companies in Hong Kong, Brunei

Courts, Dunlop, Guthrie & Public Bank Group. Currently with a US International Head Hunter. Barrister-at-Law of Inner Temple and graduated at Manila AIM's ABMP. Awarded the Triple-A. Participated in revamping Arbitration Rules at UNCITRAL/UN

Zailah Tun Ismail
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعون
Dr Asma Abdullah

She retired from corporate life in 2003 and now spends her free time teaching at Putra Business School, Serdang and training for both public and private sector organizations on  human resource development and cross cultural management. She is also involved in several NGO's focusing on intercultural matters, unity and religious understanding.

Tan Sri Mohd Sheriff bin Mohd Kassim
Dato Kadir Deen

About Us

G25 comprise a group of individuals, rich with experience in various fields with diverse views but a common goal and common vision.


G25 members share a common value that, while recognising Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim country with Islam as the official religion, we believe that its administration should be in line with the constitutional provisions regarding the role of Islam guaranteeing all citizens their fundamental rights to freedom of expression and worship. To this end, we are all agreed that Islam must be administered in a manner that ensures justice to Muslims and non Muslims alike, as this is crucial for peace and stability in our multiracial country.


G25 is a group of influential Malays, and as a civil society organisations, we are able to play a constructive role as the voice of moderation on religion.


Furthermore, we can also make a difference as an advocate for change and reforms to strengthen the institutions of law and order and improve the standards of governance in the administration of the country. The basic principles of good governance are integrity, transparency and accountability.


G25 supports these fundamental principles of a clean government.











G25 adalah sekumpulan individu yang berpegalaman dalam pelbagai bidang danmempunyai pandangan yang berbeda tetapi mendokong matlamat dan wawasanyang sama.


Kesemua ahli G25 menjunjung nilai yang sama, dengan kesedaran bahawa Malaysiasebagai sebuah negara yang mempunyai ramai bilangan penduduk Muslim danmendokong Islam sebagai agama rasmi, kami percaya pentadbirannya sepatutnyalah dikendalikan selaras dengan apa yang termaktub dalam perlembagaan yang menjamin hak asasi rakyatnya terhadap kebebasan beragama dan menyuarakan pendapat masing-masing. 


G25 adalah sekumpulan Melayu yang berdaya memainkan peranan sebagai sebuah pertubuhan masyarakat yang nekad untuk menyuarakan perspektif wasatiyyah dalam hal keagamaan.  


Selanjutnya, kami yakin kami boleh menjana nafas baru dalam usaha kami bagi memperkukuh institusi perundangan serta mempertingkatkan mutu pentadbiran dan pemerintahan negara. Kami berpendirian yang prinsip asas pemerintahan bergantung kepada ketelusan, integriti dan tanggungjawab.


G25 menyokong prinsip-prinsip tersebut yang menjadi asas kepada setiap pemerintahan yang bersih.

Kenali Kami

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She has had a long and distinguished career in the public service as a judge, legal adviser and diplomat. She was the Ambassador of Malaysia to Netherlands and was the Malaysian Permanent Representative to the Organizationfor the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. She held the position of Director-General of Research, Treaties and International Law at the Foreign Ministry. She was appointed as a member of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees advisory group on the 1951 Convention relating to the status of refugees and the 1961 Convention on reducing statelessness. Since her retirement from the Foreign Ministry in 2012, she continues to be involved in multiple activities. She is now head of the law reform committee at the National Council of Women Organisations and actively works on women’s rights issues in Malaysia, including holding a position as a trustee for the Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO).

Dato Redzuan Kushairi

He is the Dato Shah Bandar and Member of the Royal Council of the State of Perak. He graduated in International Relations and History from University Malaya. Studied at Moscow State University in the Study of Russian Language. From 1972 – 1996, served in the Malaysian Diplomatic Service. He currently holds the position as Chairman, Director and Advisor in thecorporate world, Deputy Chairman of Foreign Policy Study Group, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations Association Malaysia (UNAM), and member of the Executive Board of Yayasan Pengaman (Peacemaker Foundation).

Tan Sri Dr Yahya Awang
Datuk Faridah Khalid
Tan Sri Dr Aris Othman
Tan Sri Alwi Jantan

Tan Sri Dato' Seri Alwi Jantan:- After graduating from the University Malaya, Singapore, he joined the civil service.  He was the Secretary General of  three Ministries -Agriculture, Health and Local Government and Federal Territory; Deputy Secretary General Prime Minister's Department; State Secretary Selangor; and the first Director General of National Archives and Library which he helped establish.  He also handled the establishment of the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur and Labuan.

He retired as Director General of Public Service

After retirement he joined the Genting Group as Executive Director.  He has also served as Chairman of HiapTech Bhd and OUA Development Bhd and Director of Guinness Anchor Bhd.

Dato Zainuddin Bahari

He is a retired civil servant. He served for almost 20 years in the Research Division of the Prime Ministers Department, under Tun Hussein Onn and Tun Dr. Mahathir. He was then appointed as head of the then newly created National Anti-Narcotics Task Force where he served for more than 6 years. He retired as Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Local Industry and Consumer Affairs in 2000. Since then he has been and still is active in the field of substance abuse. He is now a consultant and a master trainer with the International Centre for Certification and Education.

Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican
Professor Dato Dr Zakaria Ahmad
Dato Noor Farida Ariffin