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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.

Breaking The Silence, banned

The G25 has received upsetting news. Our book, "Breaking the Silence: Voices of Moderation" has been banned under the Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 12) Order 2017.

Launched by YBM Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah on 5 December 2015 during G25's Public Forum on Islam in a Constitutional Democracy, the book is a compilation of articles written by leading academics, prominent lawyers and social activists to discuss the impact of Islamic bureaucracy in Malaysia and its consistency with the provisions of the Federal Constitution. Our book also addresses the socio-political dimensions and cultural-economic implications on Malaysian society.

Gazetted into law yesterday, its rationale for the ban declared the book as "likely to be prejudicial to public order, likely to alarm public opinion and likely to be prejudicial to public interest".

We fail to see how any part of the book is prejudicial to public order, interest or alarming in any way.

News story

Malaysiakini - Gov't bans G25 book on Islam in constitutional democracy Malay Mail - How is our book promoting moderation a threat to public order? G25 asks after Home Ministry ban

The Sun Daily - Govt bans book authored by G25, deems it prejudicial

The Star - G25’s book banned by Govt but group will appeal

Malaysian Insight - Buku G25 tentang peranan Islam di Malaysia diharamkan

Overwhelming support against the ban, Thank you.

Rebuilding Malaysia - Get your banned G25 book from the link here

FMT - ‘Ban on G25 book utterly ridiculous’

FMT - Apakah pandangan Pak Lah dalam buku G25 diharamkan juga, soal Kit Siang

Asian Correspondence - Malaysia: Group decries govt’s move to ban book promoting ‘moderate’ Islam

Malay Mail - Lift ban on G25 Islamic moderation book, Suhakam tells Home Ministry

FMT - Academic: M’sia becoming ‘nanny state’ with G25 book ban

FMT - No basis for ban on G25 book

Malay Mail - Rescind order to ban ‘Voices of Moderation’

FMT - Outrage in Malaysia after ban on moderate Islam book

The Star - There’s good news and there’s bad news

ActuaLitte (French) - La Malaisie interdit un livre de musulmans prônant tolérance et discussion

FMT - DAP: Haram buku G25, kerajaan tak serius tangani ekstremis agama

FMT - ‘Books should be read, not banned’

Malaysian Insight - Today’s news inspires a song of sadness

Art Harun

Clarion project - Why Did Malaysia Censor a Book on Moderate Islam?

The Straits Times Singapore - Islam encroaches on rule of law in Malaysia

Malaysian Insight - Aktivis berang buku Islam sederhana diharamkan

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