In Pursuit of a Peaceful, Tolerant, Moderate, Multi-Racial Malaysia,
Through Compassion, Mercy, Justice, Democracy 

G25 Malaysia

G25 is a group of influential Malays, and as a civil society organisation, we are able to play a constructive role as the voice of moderation on religion. G25 comprises a group of individuals, rich with experience in various fields with diverse views but a common goal and common vision. 

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China has moral obligation as global economic and political leader, say Patriot and G25

PETALING JAYA: China has been reminded that it has a moral obligation in its role as a global economic and political leader in an impending “Asian Century”. The National Patriot Association (Patriot) and G25 group of eminent Malays said recent news reports over corruption allegations surrounding its senior officials on 1MDB has raised serious concerns on whether the execution of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Malaysia and other countries is a “noble win-win” global trade connectedness or something sinister. This is coupled with China’s questionable stance on global human rights, its claim of the South China Sea, military installations on artificial islands, and about China’s moral lea

Federal Government action for Orang Asli rights

G25 commends Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan and the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) for their statements dated 19 January 2019, both of which endorse the legal action taken by Putrajaya against the Kelantan state over the issue of Orang Asli land rights. These rights have been ignored in order to favour the illegal loggers and political cronies. The various abuses suffered by the Temiar community must stop as these have been going on for a long time. We, G25, are therefore pleased that the Attorney General has taken the unprecedented step to charge the state for its failure to protect the legitimate rights of the Orang Asli. We would also like to take this opportunity to call on

Time to do away with old foreign policies, says ex-diplomat

KUALA LUMPUR: A former diplomat has urged the government under Dr Mahathir Mohamad to do away with the “old” foreign policies used in his first tenure as prime minister. Redzuan Kushairi, who was the ambassador to Uzbekistan, said such policies were no longer enough in the face of growing world powers. “There is a concern expressed by many – is Mahathir going back to his old ideas of concepts on foreign policies? “The world has changed. Big powers are hegemonic and predatory, if given the choice. In the end, Malaysia and Asean have to rely on national and regional resilience,” he said in a forum titled “Building a New Malaysia: Agendas and Aspirations” here yesterday. Other panellists were p

Remaking Malaysia: ‘The powerful may not be there to protect you’

FORMER Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Seri Mohd Hishamudin Yunus is noted for his bold judgments and has made numerous landmark decisions in over two decades in the judicial service. In November, law firm Lee Hishammuddin Allen and Gledhill, where Hishamudin is now a consultant, published in his honour a discussion of his outstanding judgments by leading legal minds in the country. In conjunction with the book launch, Hishamudin answered questions by S Kanagaraju and Rash Behari Bhattacharjee. The Edge: The new government has appointed you as a member of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), chairman of the Malaysian Competition Commission (MyCC) and chairman of the Independent Committee

ISMA’S Campaign to declare Malaysia an Islamic State

With reference to an article in The Straits Times, Singapore, on 29 December 2018 entitled “Malay group Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (ISMA) wants Malaysia declared an 'Islamic state'”, we in G25 are of the view that Sabahans will not accept Malaysia being an Islamic state and we are quite sure Sarawakians will feel the same way. They have said the two states will leave the Federation if Malaysia becomes an Islamic state and Negara Tanah Melayu. An Islamic state means an autocracy where religion dictates the laws of the country with the council of ulama having the final authority on any legislation that the elected parliament or the cabinet wishes to introduce. The ulama council can also veto tho

G25's Noor Farida to lead HRDF

Former ambassador of Malaysia to the Netherlands Noor Farida Mohd Ariffin has been appointed as the chairperson of the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF). Noor Farida is also known as an outspoken member of the G25 group, which comprises eminent former civil servants. In a statement today, HRDF said the appointment was effective Jan 1. "Farida has had a long and distinguished career in public service as a judge, legal adviser and diplomat, most notably as the ambassador of Malaysia to the Netherlands. "Since her retirement from the Foreign Ministry in 2012, Farida has, among others, headed the law reform committee at the National Council of Women Organisations; she also serves on the bo

Lift ban on G25’s book already, free speech watchdog tells Putrajaya

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 3 ― The Coalition for Freedom of Expression (CFOE) today urged the Home Ministry to promptly lift the ban on a book on Islam by pro-moderation group G25, after Putrajaya said it is still reconsidering the decision. The civil society group said the ban on the book titled Breaking the Silence: Voices of moderation ―Islam in a constitutional democracy that was carried out by then Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in June 2017 was arguably unconstitutional. “Any restriction on the freedom of expression as enshrined in Article 10 must be for a legitimate reason as set out in the Constitution and must be necessary, proportionate and reasonable. “The banning of this book
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