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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Rome Statute: Decision to accede was made by BN

PETALING JAYA: A former head of the Research, Treaties and International Law Department has made known how the Rome Statute became a political hot potato due to vested interests – critics who ironically had agreed to its ratification eight years ago. Datuk Noor Farida Ariffin, who was the department head in 2011, presented the instrument to accession to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to the Cabinet under then prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and government agencies. She said all parties agreed, except for the Attorney General’s Chambers at the time. “The Pakatan Harapan government was merely completing the process by ratifying it. We prepared the paper on the

G25 man backs allowing more non-Bumis in matriculation course

KOTA KINABALU: A member of the G25 group of prominent Malays has backed the proposal for more non-Bumiputera students to be given places in the government’s pre-university matriculation programme. Johan Ariffin said the present quota-based system, which allots 10% of places for non-Bumiputera students, is archaic and lopsided, and does not encourage meritocracy. “If there is to be a quota, it is only fair that it be increased to a certain level. “We can’t continue to spoon-feed one race and make them less competitive as they will eventually have to face the real world,” he told FMT. He was responding to Leong Yu Sheng, DAP Youth’s university affairs committee head, who said today that Putraj

The Powers of HRH the Sultan of Johore on the Appointment and Dismissal of the Menteri Besar

We, members of G25, take cognizance of the fact that the Menteri Besar of Johore has formally tendered his resignation to HRH The Sultan of Johore on Saturday 13 April 2019, and a new Menteri Besar has been appointed on the following day, Sunday 14 April 2019. We are, however, deeply perturbed by a very recent media report wherein the Crown Prince of Johore is reported to have said – ‘…it is the prerogative of the sultan to appoint the Menteri Besar’ and ‘…it was Sultan Ibrahim who made the decision to change the Menteri besar.’ So far, the Johore Palace has not denied the above reported allegations. And in the same media report the Prime Minister is reported to have said: ‘I am of the opini

High court lifts ban on G25 book

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The High Court here has lifted the ban order imposed on the book “Breaking The Silence: Voices Of Moderation - Islam In A Constitutional Democracy”. Judge Datuk Nordin Hassan made the decision after allowing a judicial review application filed by G25 group of eminent Malays to challenge the ban order and set aside the then Home Minister's decision in banning the book. In the judgment, Justice Nordin said the minister must show the basis of his decision to ban the book as stated in the order. “It is not mentioned in the affidavit of the minister, except that the ministry relied on the opinion of the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim),” he added. Five G2

Malaysia tarik diri daripada Statut Rom

G25 menzahirkan kekecewaan terhadap kerajaan Malaysia yang telah tunduk terhadap tekanan daripada kumpulan pembangkang dan memutuskan untuk menarik diri daripada Statut Rom bagi Mahkamah Jenayah Antarabangsa (International Criminal Court, ICC) dalam waktu terdekat setelah bertindak memperakuinya. Perkara ini merupakan tindakan berpatah balik kali kedua yang telah dilakukan oleh kerajaan, di mana keputusan berpatah balik pertama adalah penarikan diri Malaysia daripada keputusannya untuk memperakui ICERD (International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination). Tindakan ini merupakan sesuatu yang buruk kerana ia mencipta persepsi bahawa Malaysia sekarang sedang ditad

Malaysia's withdrawal from the Rome Statute

G25 expresses its disappointment that the government has yielded to pressure from dissenting groups and decided to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), soon after it had acceded to it. This is the second time that the government has done a U - turn, the first being the withdrawal from its decision to accede to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). This is troubling because it creates the impression that Malaysia is ruled by racial and religious sentiments, not by universal standards of justice. It also brings into question the new government’s commitment to reforms. It is understandable for the Prim

Moving on after Suhakam Finding Closure

The Human Rights Commission (SUHAKAM) on April 3 presented its reports on missing persons, Amri Che Mat and Pastor Raymond Koh, and concluded that both were victims of ‘forced disappearance’, and the police’s Special Branch was involved. Patriot and G25 Malaysia are pleased that the SUHAKAM inquiry committee chaired by Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai has brought the case to closure after 18 months with numerous witnesses called. We are also very concerned that the findings have further eroded public confidence in the police force where past missteps and bad governance during the previous administration have yet to be redeemed. However painful this episode of forced disappearance may have been, what is m

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