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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 walks with Bersih 5, distributing flyers

PETALING JAYA: The Group of 25 (G25) comprising eminent retired Malay civil servants and diplomats have voiced their support for the Bersih 5 peaceful rally taking place today.

In a statement released last night, the group said some of its members will also be participating in the rally and will be distributing flyers outlining G25’s stand on the need for institutional reform, in support of Bersih 5.

The flyer entitled “Malaysia must restore good governance for social and economic stability”, identified four key points for the government to address.

They are to uphold parliamentary democracy and the Rukunegara; institute clean and efficient government; reform key institutions; and, for inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

The group came into prominence in December 2014.

It has since called for reforms to ensure the independence and good governance of public institutions as well as for a more consultative process to align the administration of Islam with the Federal Constitution.

Other stands it has taken was for a check on political financing to prevent money politics, better education policies and consistent implementation, as well as autonomy in higher education institutions, to ensure quality and higher standards.

The group also participated in last year’s Bersih 4 rally with G25 member, Tunku Munawirah Putra, who is also the grand-daughter of Malaysia’s first prime minister, and former Bank Negara assistant governor Latifah Merican Cheong being among those who walked to Dataran Merdeka on Aug 29 and 30.

After last year’s rally, the group had even called for the streets of Kuala Lumpur to be turned into a sea of festivity every year with everyone wearing yellow.

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