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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.

MEA pushes for parliamentary committee on good economic governance

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Economic Association (MEA) is continuing its push for a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) for growth through a “proper system” of economic governance.

MEA immediate past president Tan Sri Mohd Sheriff Mohd Kassim said compliance with global governance standards was not enough.

“Recent developments demonstrate that good economic governance at all levels is required to sustain economic fundamentals and macro-economic stability.

“Since the Asian (financial) crisis (of 1997), Malaysia has broadened and deepened adoption and compliance with financial and corporate governance that is aligned with international standards, but this is not enough,” Mohd Sheriff said at a media briefing here yesterday.

MEA will hold a day-long forum here on Thursday on national economic governance and its relation to sound economic growth while addressing the role of parliamentarians in ensuring that the government practises good governance.

Later, when asked to elaborate, Mohd Sheriff said the PSC should follow the Westminster model and be made up of researchers and experts who could advise the government on good economic policies.

For transparency and good economic governance, just having the Public Accounts Committee was not enough, he said.

“A PSC (on economic governance) would help us engage the public more, and that is as it should be,” he added.

The forum will be attended by experts and members of parliament from both developed and emerging economies, including the UK, Australia, Malaysia and other Asian countries.

The registration fee for the forum, which is open to all, is RM250 for non-members, RM200 for members and RM50 for students. – Bernama

The Star

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