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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.

High court lifts ban on G25 book

Monday, April 8, 2019

 

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The High Court here has lifted the ban order imposed on the book “Breaking The Silence: Voices Of Moderation - Islam In A Constitutional Democracy”.

 

Judge Datuk Nordin Hassan made the decision after allowing a judicial review application filed by G25 group of eminent Malays to challenge the ban order and set aside the then Home Minister's decision in banning the book.

 

In the judgment, Justice Nordin said the minister must show the basis of his decision to ban the book as stated in the order.

“It is not mentioned in the affidavit of the minister, except that the ministry relied on the opinion of the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim),” he added.

 

Five G25 members, comprising G25 spokesman Datuk Noor Farida Mohd Ariffin, 73; Datuk Zainuddeen Abdul Bahari, 75; Tan Sri Mohd Sheriff Mohd Kessim, 80; Datuk Latifah Osman Merican, 69; and Dr Asma Abdullah, 71, filed the judicial review application in October 2017, and named then Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi as the respondent.

 

On Jan 9, 2018, the G25 was granted leave to apply for a judicial review of the ban on the book.

 

The G25 members, represented by lawyer Malik Imtiaz Sarwar, had sought for a certiorari under Order 53, Rule 8 (2) of the Rules of Court 2012 to nullify the ban order, dated July 27, 2017, which was signed by the respondent.

 

The book, published in December 2015, was declared illegal by the Home Ministry on July 27, 2017.

The respondent was represented by Senior Federal Counsel Jamilah Jamil. – Bernama


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