The "G25" movement initiated by some 25 prominent Malay leaders in the country has not only received tremendous response from political parties and non-governmental organizations, it has also won the support of Internet users who have urged the public to reject extremism while calling for rational dialogues over religious issues.
As the initiator of the Global Movement of Moderates (GMM), prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will definitely be concerned about the awareness campaign started by the 25 prominent Malays. However, he will need time to respond to their call.
Prominent and respected Chinese community leaders are urged to emulate and respond to the open letter jointly issued by some 25 prominent Malay leaders calling for the defense of the country's Constitution in counteracting the aggressive and radical statements of the extremists.
The construction sector is expected to remain attractive next year amid a weaker domestic currency due to lower demand for commodities and the general public apprehension over the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
The cost of healthcare service is expected to rise by only between one and two per cent with the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from April next year, according to Customs director-general Datuk Seri Khazali Ahmad.