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.
Dato Dali Mahmud Hashim
Datuk Dr Anwar Fazal
Educated at the Penang Free School and the University of Malaya. He is currently Director of the Right Livelihood College (RLC), Vice Chairman of Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM), Chairperson of The Dr. Wu Lien-teh Society and the Penang Gandhi Peace Centre. He was head of the United Nations Urban Governance Initiative for Asia/Pacific and President of Consumers
International. He is a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, popularly known as the “Alternative Nobel
Prize", the Global 500 Award for the United Nations Environment Programme and the Gandhi – King -
Ikeda Community Builders Peace Award. He received Honorary Doctorate in Law and Philosophy from
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaya (UKM) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) respectively.
Lt Gen (R) Maulud Maamin
Dato Syed Ariff Fadzillah
Dato Anwaruddin Osman
Professor Dr Ariff Abdul Kareem
Datuk Dr Johan Ariffin Samad
Datuk Amin Satem
Joined the Sarawak State Adminitrative
Service in 1964 after graduating from the Victoria University, New Zealand. Served as District Officer in Simunjan and Serian. Then in 1967 appointed Divisional Development Officer in what was then 3rd Division in Sarawak. In 1969 appointed Deputy GM of Sarawak Development Finance Corporation which was State Goverment agency giving credit to farmers and fishermen. Appointed first chairman of Sarawak Economic Development Corporation in 1971. He remained with SEDC for 6 years before he left to join the private sector. He was President of the Sarawak Chamber of Commerce and Industry for 24 years since 1971.
Dr Siti Normala Obid
Dato Baharuddin Musa
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.
Born In Penang, read law at Lincoln's In London from 1957 to 1962. Was called to the Bar in London in December 1962. On return to Malaysia joined the Judicial Service & Legal Service with a first appointment as Magistrate Kuala Lumpur. Was in the Service as President Session Court, Senior Federal Counsel at the Attorney General Chambers, seconded to the the Anti Corruption Agency as Senior Prosecutor, State Legal Advise Perak, Head of the Criminal Division at the Attorney General Chambers. In 1983 elevated as the Judge High Court Kuantan Pahang, Judge High Court Kuala Lumpur Criminal Division, Commercial Division and finally in 1983 appointed Judge Court Of Appeal Malaysia until retirement in July 2001.
Datuk Emam Mohd Haniff Mohd Hussain
Dato Dr Sharom Ahmat
He is a distinguished historian who obtained his BA (Hons) from the University of Singapore, Masters from Brown University, USA and PhD from the University of London. During his 45 years in active service, he had played a major role in to the development of education in Malaysia and the region. Among others, he held various posts at the University of Singapore, significantly contributed to the development and growth of Universiti Sains Malaysia into one of the country’s premier academic institutions, assisted with the establishment of University of Brunei Darussalam (UBD), developed a variety of academic programmes, and assisted in the establishment of Wawasan Open University, subsequently holding a position as the Chief Executive Officer of the Wawasan Education Foundation.