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What we stand for

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 affirms 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 effects 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.

Retired judge Hishamudin joins G25

In welcoming him to the fold, G25 spokesman Datuk Noor Farida Ariffin said Hishamudin had served the judiciary with distinction. “His courage, independence and fearless integrity in upholding his oath of office will be long remembered and has earned him the respect of not only his peers but of all Malaysians,” Farida said in a statement on Wednesday. Hishamudin is known for delivering landmark decisions on several human rights cases including deeming as unconstitutional a provision in a Negri Sembilan Islamic religious enactment that criminalised cross-dressing for Muslims. G25, comprising mostly former top civil servants, ambassadors, academicians and civil rights activists, have called for rational dialogue on the position of Islam in Malaysia apart from expressing deep dismay over the continuing unresolved disputes on the position and application of Islamic laws in the country.

The Star

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