- September 2, 2020
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- Category: Daily News
- 7 out of 10 Malaysian voters are satisfied with the performance of Muhyiddin Yassin as the prime minister in a survey conducted by independent think-tank Merdeka Centre.
- Its head of research, Ibrahim Suffian, said today 9 out of 10 Malays and Bumiputeras from Sabah and Sarawak gave the PM the thumbs-up.
- He said: “69% of Malaysian voters felt Muhyiddin has done a fantastic job as the PM (while) 65% of Indians and 33% Chinese were satisfied with him.”
- The survey was conducted between 15 Jul 20 and 10 Aug 20 to gauge voters’ perceptions towards the economy, leadership and current issues.
- A total of 3,415 registered voters comprising 52% Malays, Chinese (29%), Indians (7%), Muslim Bumiputeras (6%) and non-Muslim Bumiputeras (6% from Sabah and Sarawak) took part in the survey.
- Ibrahim said the Perikatan Nasional-led federal government enjoys the same satisfaction. Meanwhile, the study also found that 51% of respondents feel that the country is headed in the right direction under PN.
- 93% of respondents gave Putrajaya the thumbs up while 68% agreed the government has helped the needy during the pandemic.
- “Besides that, 68% and 61% also agreed the government has been helpful to those in need and managing the economy.”
- “Perceptions of the government’s performance in fighting corruption dropped 5% within the three-month period, from 43% to 38%,” Ibrahim said.
- The same survey suggests nearly 6 in 10 Malay voters agreed with the Kuala Lumpur High Court that Najib Razak is guilty of abusing power and money laundering.
- “61% of respondents on the poll agreed with the court’s decision while only 18% answered otherwise. We note that 57% of Malay voters agreed with the court’s verdict,” it said in a statement.
- Malay voters are also pleased with Bersatu’s decision to join Umno and PAS in Muafakat Nasional.
- “60% of Malay voters agreed with Bersatu joining Muafakat Nasional, the coalition formed by Umno and PAS in 2019. 65% of Malay voters prefer Umno to be in Perikatan Nasional but 25% do not. Similarly, 68% of Malay voters prefer PAS to be part of the Perikatan Nasional coalition,” said Ibrahim.
- Ibrahim said the survey findings illustrated the strong preference and approval, particularly among Malay voters, for the coalition government headed by Muhyiddin Yassin.
- “In our view, this increase of Malay voter support takes place on the back of positive management of the Covid-19 pandemic, (including) a rapid response in dispensing financial aid to low-income households and businesses,” he said.
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