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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.

#RUU355 Economic perspective

In addressing the issues surrounding #RUU355, let me speak from the mind of an economist.

Those who are conversant with the dynamics of the Malaysian economy will understand how crucial the services sector has become as a stabiliser of growth in incomes and employment in times of low commodity and oil prices and slow private sector activities in investment and production.

Thanks to tourism inflows and other foreign arrivals for education and expatriate employment in highly skilled jobs, we have built new sources of earnings called the" invisible incomes" of the country.

Tourism is now a major factor in creating the skilled and better paying jobs in hotels, entertainment industry, restaurants, holiday resorts, golf clubs.

Private education is drawing in many foreign students who spend a lot on accommodation, food and entertainment, giving many small traders good business.

Expatriates spend a lot on rentals and maids, putting money into the pockets of property owners.

Imagine one day, we suddenly have hudud laws. Travel agencies will caution their customers about travelling to Malaysia.

Families will send their children to other places for education.

Foreign experts and professionals will think twice about coming to work here.

Many condominiums will have empty apartments.

Construction companies will lay off thousands of workers as no company will be interested to build hotels and high class condominiums.

Restaurants and shopping centres will face hard times as locals don't spend as much as foreigners.

Combine all the down turns, and we will see unemployment everywhere.

That's why I keep on warning about the risks and dangers of Islamising our laws and restricting our freedoms.

The economic suffering does not make Islamisation a viable proposition for our multiracial country.

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