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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.

G25 awaiting Najib’s response over political funding reforms report

KUALA LUMPUR: The G25 group of eminent Malays is awaiting response from the Prime Minister on its report on proposed reforms for political party funding.

G25 had collaborated with 70 NGOs to draw up the report, which was submitted to Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Nov 27.

Universiti Malaya political economy professor Terence Gomez said the report outlined three major reforms to make political financing transparent and accountable.

"First, the Government should enact a Political Parties Act to ban secret and foreign funding, limit contributions and ban party ownership of businesses.

"Second, the Election Commission should have their autonomy protected, with stronger monitoring and enforcement capabilities.

"Third, there should be direct public funding for all political parties, which can help reduce reliance on private funding and level the playing field for all candidates," he said at the launch of the report here Tuesday.

G25 member Tan Sri Sheriff Kassim said while the group hoped Najib would call them for a dialogue, they would also have to go on a roadshow to enlighten the public.

"If he does not respond to us by Jan 15, we will go on a roadshow to get public support for the report to be made prominent.

"Of course we will also have to engage all levels of society in due time, including the Opposition," he said.

The report, he added, will be made available to the public online soon.

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