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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.

The Appointment of YA Dato' Tengku Maimun Binti Tuan Mat as Malaysia's new Chief Justice

G25 welcomes the appointment by DYMM Yang di Pertuan Agong of YAA Dato’ Tengku Maimun binti Tuan Mat as Malaysia’s new Chief Justice to succeed YAA Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Richard Malanjum.

The historic appointment of YAA Dato’ Tengku Maimun marks the first time that a woman has been appointed to this august position in Malaysia. She is also the first woman Chief Justice or the Head of the Judiciary in the Muslim World.

G25 wishes to congratulate the Judicial Appointment Commission and the Government for this appointment. It sends a strong message that the appointing authorities support gender equality. It also sends an equally strong signal that integrity and professionalism will ultimately triumph over all else, especially patronage. This is a welcome return to the principle of meritocracy in appointments to public office. It will send a message far and wide that Malaysia is progressive in its attitude towards the administration of justice.

The appointment of YAA Dato’ Tengku Maimun has also been welcomed by her fellow judges and members of the Bar. Lawyers who have had the privilege of appearing before her speak highly of her competence as a judge and her absolute integrity.

We wish to convey our heartiest congratulations to YAA Dato’ Tengku Maimun on her appointment and we wish her all the very best in undertaking the challenging tasks ahead. We are confident that she will fulfil her oath of office with the fairness and integrity that she is known for and will take the Malaysian Judiciary to greater heights in the performance of its function of dispensing justice.

The judiciary serves as the defender of the constitution against abuse of power by the legislative and executive arms of the government. We G25 hope that the new Chief Justice will lead in upholding the freedoms and liberties of the people and defend the multicultural and diverse character of our country to ensure peace and prosperity for all Malaysians.

The Malay Mail

The Star


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