Having witnessed personally the intensity and resolve in the people's demands for major changes in this country in order to establish a civil society,
with the intention of defending the integrity, dignity and principles of our nation,
with the intention of establishing a Malaysian nation that is stable, peaceful and harmonious,
in the belief that all these aims can only be achieved through justice;
an organisation called PERGERAKAN KEADILAN SOSIAL (MOVEMENT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE), with its acronym "ADIL", is now formed in response to the people's demands for justice.
ADIL will seek immediate registration under the provisions of the Societies Act 1966 (amended 1984).
ADIL shall be a vehicle for unifying each and every group that yearns for political, economic and social change and reform in line with the principles of the Malaysian Constitution and the laws of the land.
ADIL shall be a movement committed to peaceful methods of change rejecting all forms of violence.
ADIL rejects all outdated laws inherited from the former colonial power that limit justice, challenge political and economic equilibrium, and transgress basic human rights.
ADIL shall struggle for the establishment of a judicial system that is both independent and transparent.
ADIL shall defend a democratic system based on the principle of the rule of law and human rights.
ADIL shall strive to give expression to the power of the people through democratic means.
ADIL shall promote the principles of accountability and transparency, taking into account the aspirations of the masses while upholding the trust of the people.
Inspired by these ideals, I take
great pleasure in announcing the objectives of ADIL:
1. Dr. Wan Azizah Bte. Dr. Wan Ismail -
2. Dr. Chandra Muzaffar – Vice President
3. En. Yusri Mohamad - Secretary
4. En. Goh Keat Peng - Treasurer
5. En. Ahmad Azam Abd. Rahman
6. En. Ahmad Shabrimi Mohamed Sidek
7. Pn. Ainon Mohd.
8. En. Amidi Abdul Manan
9. En. Benedict Topin
10. Pn. F. R. Bhupalan
11. Dr. Halili Rahmat
12. En. Harrison Ngau
13. Pn. Hendon Mohammad
14. Pn. Irene Fernandez
15. Prof. Madya Dr. Maznah Mohamad
16. En. Mohideen Kadir
17. Dato’ Mokhtar Shafie
18. Dr. Muhammad Nur Manuty
19. En. Ngeow Yin Ngee
20. En. Ng Lum Yong
21. En. Rustam A. Sani
22. En. Saari Sungib
23. Dato’ Syed Ahmad Jamal
24. En. Zahir Hassan
25. En Ahmad Kassim
26. Pn Yasmin Anum Mohd Yusof
27. En Othman Talib
I am also pleased to announce the names of other endorsers.
1. Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim
2. Dr. Abdul Aziz Bari
3. En. Gan Teik Chee
4. Pn. Hamidah Mohd. Noor
5. Prof. Ismail Hamid
6. Prof. Johan S. Abdullah
7. En. Kamalin Yahya
8. Dr. Kamar Oniah Kamaruzaman
9. Dr. Khalid Hassan
10. Pn. Mariam Mohd. Hashim
11. Dr. Nik Aziz Hj. Nik Hassan
12. Sdri. Nurul Izzah Anwar
13. Pn. Ruzaini Mohd. Hashim
14. Prof. Shaharir Mohd. Zain
15. En. Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin
16. En. Sivarasa Rasiah
17. Dr. Subramaniam a/l Sithambaram Pillay
18. Dato’ Wan Ismail Wan Mahmud
19. Dato’ Dr. R.S. McCoy
20. Prof. Abdullah Hassan
21. Dr. Francis Loh Kok Wah
22. Dr. Mustafa K. Anuar
23. Dr. Badriyyah Md. Salleh
24. Dr. Khoo Boo Teik
ADIL is a national-level organisation, and as such shall seek to establish branches in different parts of the nation.
ADIL shall open its doors to all individuals
who share its objectives and ideals.
ADIL encourages all individuals above the age of 18, irrespective of their ethnic origins and religious beliefs, to apply for membership.
ADIL hereby invites people from all categories in society, including the ulama and other religious leaders, academicians, professionals, politicians, NGO activists, cultural activists and artistes, corporate leaders, workers, government officers, small business operators, hawkers, peasants, fisherfolks, youths, homemaker, and others, to join ADIL.
We call on the government to register ADIL without undue delay and without using narrow political reasoning and arguments in order to deny the people's right to organise.
We also call upon the government to stop conducting arrests under the ISA and to refrain from using inhuman methods of intimidation and surveillance against those demanding reform, justice and human rights.
We pray to God for His Blessings and Guidance,
and for His help in achieving the objectives of establishing PERGERAKAN
KEADILAN SOSIAL (ADIL).
Dr. Wan Azizah bte. Dato' Dr. Wan Ismail
Pro-tem Committee, ADIL