Thursday June 21, 2012
GMM to propose agenda of moderation
By WANI MUTHIAH
KUALA LUMPUR: The Global Movement of Moderates Foundation (GMM) is now in engagement with the United Nations Alliance of Civilisation and is the patron of its Partners Assembly.
With this development, GMM will try to propose for the agenda of moderation to be part of the theme of programmes organised by the alliance, said its chief executive officer Khalek Awang. This was announced in a press conference at the GMM gathering near here yesterday.
GMM chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail said the organisation would work closely with other international bodies and foreign governments.
He said Asean nations had collectively accepted in entirety what GMM stood for and its propagation for the concept of moderation to be included in every sphere of human activity.
“We have to prepare a clear programme to demonstrate how the concept of moderation is applied to every event, be it politics, security, environment or finance,” Razali said, adding that this had been stated many times by GMM patron Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He said the practices of the past had left a lot of negativity such as anger and extremism, and free market practices which had rendered many quarters vulnerable and marginalised.
“We have to go out and find a middle ground for all these aspects and see if the needs of the millions of people can be addressed,” he said.
He said Britain had shown great support for GMM by extending cooperation by way of discussion with its government, think-tanks and academics.