The Global Movement of the Moderates Foundation will be formally launched in January


The Global Movement of the Moderates Foundation will be formally launched in January, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced yesterday.

It would be launched at the inaugural International Con ference on the Global Movement of the Moderates to take  place in Kuala Lumpur on Jan 17 to 19.

"It is my great honour to extend to all of you an invitation to  the event, which is being organised by the Malaysian In ternational Islamic University's Alumni," Najid said when  adressing his audience at the East-West Centre in Hawaii.

In his speech, Najib said it is time for the majority who are  peace-loving a moderate to ensure that their voices are  heard, not just the voices of moderate Muslims but those of  moderate Christians, moderate Hindus, moderate Jews,  moderate atheists.

Najib also said the drive for moderation will fail if leaders  of governments, businesses, churches and universities sim ply see it as an academic exercise.

Najib first told the world about his vision on moderation  when adressing the United Nations General Assembly in  September last year.

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