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Analysts say Najib can keep calm and carry on despite ratings dip
31-Oct--2014, The Malaysian Insider
Datuk Seri Najib Razak has nothing to worry about despite the plunge in approval ratings, analysts say, citing that the percentage is within expectations. More...

As Najib’s ratings drop, so does the judiciary’s, pollster finds
30-Oct--2014, The Malaysian Insider
Nearly half of Malaysians polled displayed a lack of faith in the country's judicial system, the Merdeka Center found. The survey was done just before Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's appeal in the Federal Court to overturn his sodomy conviction began. More...

Najib Approval Rating Drops as Malaysian Costs Increase
30-Oct--2014, Bloomberg Business Week
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s approval rating slipped as rising living costs prompted more voters to say the country is headed in the wrong direction. More...

NEWS RELEASE 30 OCT 2014: PM's approval rating at 48%More...

NEWS RELEASE 22 AUG 2014: Despite crisis, Pakatan retains upper hand in Selangor.  More...

Almost 60% of M’sians think country not ready for hudud
17-Jul-2014, todayonline.com
KUALA LUMPUR — While Malay Malaysians show high support for the hudud — or Islamic penal law — the majority of citizens feel the country is not ready to implement it, a survey by an independent pollster has found. More...

No survey will stop us from enforcing hudud, it’s God’s orders, says PAS
17-Jul-2014, The Malay Mail Online
“No matter how many surveys are conducted, hudud is still compulsory for Muslims. “PAS wants to implement hudud not because of any surveys or research, but because it is God’s orders,” Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man (pic) told The Malaysian Insider. More...

Not ready for hudud? Then get prepared, Kelantan deputy MB says
16-Jul-2014, The Malay Mail Online
KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 ― The only way Malaysians will accept hudud is if Kelantan is allowed to implement its long-standing enactment, the state’s deputy mentri besar said, adding that the public would just have to get ready to comply with the divine law if they still felt unprepared. More...

Minister: Hudud survey not measure of what Malaysians want
16-Jul-2014, The Malay Mail Online
KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 ― A minister shrugged off today Merdeka Center's hudud survey that showed a majority believing that the country is not ready for the Islamic penal code, saying one poll could not conclusively capture Malaysian sentiment on the matter. Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan also said consultations would be held under the proposed national committee on hudud. More...

Hudud’s unlikely supporters: Young, well-off and internet-savvy Malays
16-Jul-2014, The Malay Mail Online
KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 ― The latest survey by independent pollster Merdeka Center has revealed an unlikely truth about the nation’s ethnic Malays: those in their 20s, with access to internet and alternative media, and earning more than RM5,000 a month are likely to support controversial hudud laws being implemented in Malaysia. More...

Malaysians not ready for hudud - Merdeka Center
16-Jul-2014, astroawani.com
Majority of Malaysians are not ready for the implementation of hudud and qisas, a recent study by Merdeka Centre revealed. The study carried out among voters in Peninsular Malaysia found 58 per cent of Malays, 59 per cent of Chinese and 61 per cent of Indians were of the opinion that Malaysia is not ready to implement Islamic criminal laws. More...

Malaysians not ready for hudud, says Merdeka Center survey
16-Jul-2014, The Star Online
PETALING JAYA: Majority of Malaysians are not ready for the implementation of hudud, a recent study by Merdeka Center revealed. The survey carried out among voters in Peninsular Malaysia found that 58% of Malays, 59% of Chinese and 61% of Indians felt that the country is not ready to implement hudud laws. More...

Malaysians not ready for hudud, survey finds
16-Jul-2014, The Malaysian Insider
A majority of Malaysians are not ready for Islamic penal code, or hudud, to be implemented in the country, a survey by Merdeka Center for Opinion Research has found. More...

NEWS RELEASE 24 JULY 2014: PM’s approval rating dropped to 48% in June 2014.  More...

NEWS RELEASE 16 JULY 2014: Majority believe Malaysia not ready for hudud. More...

Poll on Putrajaya’s handling of MH370 reflects public perception, says Merdeka Center
22-Apr-2014, The Malaysian Insider
A recent survey which showed that only 26% of 1,029 respondents believed that Putrajaya had been truthful about the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 saga is an indication of the public's perception on the way the government is handling the tragedy, says pollster Merdeka Center. More...

More than 50% Malaysians feel Putrajaya hiding information on MH370, poll shows
14-Apr-2014, The Malaysian Insider
More than half of Malaysians polled last month believe that the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) government has been hiding information about flight MH370's disappearance, according to a new survey by The Malaysian Insider. More...

Treat surveys with caution
01-Apr-2014, The Sun Daily Online
MERDEKA Center's recent survey is insightful and shouldn't be dismissed by those who disagree with its conclusions. Nevertheless, as American politicians have discovered, all opinion polls should be treated with circumspection – as just an indicator of voters' current views. More...

Growing dissatisfaction with PM, survey shows
01-Apr-2014, Malaysiakini.com
A growing number of Malaysians are dissatisfied with Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's leadership, according to a survey by independent pollster Merdeka Centre. More...

Survey shows 50% of Malaysians unhappy with Putrajaya’s handling of MH370 crisis
01-Apr-2014, The Malaysian Insider
As Malaysia continues to face mounting criticism over the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 – for instance, its lack of transparency and conflicting statements – a survey has shown that 50% of Malaysians are unhappy with Putrajaya's handling of the crisis. More...

Malaysians are even more dissatisfied with Najib now, says Merdeka Center
01-Apr-2014, The Malaysian Insider
Malaysians' dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak increased from 40% in December 2013 to 44% in March as Putrajaya faced heavy criticism over price hikes among other issues, according to a survey (see graphic below) by respected pollster Merdeka Center. More...

Poll: Majority unhappy at gov't handling of MH370
01-Apr-2014, Malaysiakini.com
Majority of Malaysians are unhappy at the manner in which the government is handling the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 crisis, according to a survey by pollster Merdeka Center. More...

NEWS RELEASE 1 APRIL 2014: PM’s approval rating remains unchanged. More...

 

 

 

Deficit-cutting measures take toll on Najib’s popularity, survey shows
18-Dec-2013, The Malay Mail Online
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 18 — A series of painful measures to trim Malaysia’s chronic budget deficit has hit Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s popularity hard, according to a survey by independent pollster Merdeka Center that showed his approval sliding to a new low of 52 per cent in December. More...

Reforms Dent Malaysian Prime Minister’s Popularity
18-Dec-2013, The Wall Street Journal
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—The Malaysian government’s recent drive to narrow a persistent budget deficit has put a dent in Prime Minister Najib Razak’s popularity, with the majority of those surveyed in a recent poll saying the country is headed in the wrong direction. More... 

As promised, NST prints apology for its false report
15-Nov-2013, Malaysiakini.com
The New Straits Times today featured an apology to four NGOs for its publication of a false report last year, in which it accused the four, including electoral reform group Bersih, of trying to destabilise the government. More... 

NST apologises to Bersih 2.0, Suaram, CIJ and Merdeka Center for groundless allegations
14-Nov-2013, New Straits Times Online
ON 21.9.2012, we published in our daily newspaper, and online newsportal, NST Online (http:///www.nst.com.my/) an article entitled ‘Plot to destabilise govt” with the subtitle “Exposed: RM20 million paid to several Malaysian organizations since 2005” [“Article”]. More... 

NST to apologise for 'plot to destablise gov't' report
13-Nov-2013, Malaysiakini.com
It was a victory for responsible journalism in Malaysia today when mainstream daily New Straits Times (NST) had to bend to demands from four NGOs to apologise for publishing a fabricated story. More... 

NSTP, reporter apologise over defamatory article
13-Nov-2013, The Star Online
KUALA LUMPUR: The New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd (NSTP) and its reporter apologised Wednesday in a High Court here to Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan and 14 Bersih 2.0 steering committee members over a defamatory article published last year. More... 

NSTP tenders apology to end libel suit
13-Nov-2013, themalaymailonline.com
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 — Bersih will discontinue its defamation suit against the publisher of the New Straits Times after it agreed to apologise for allegedly linking the polls watchdog and three others to a purported plot to destabilise the government. More... 

Bersih and three others withdraw defamation suit after NST apology
13-Nov-2013, The Malaysian Insider
The New Straits Times today apologised to electoral reforms coalition Bersih 2.0, human rights watchdog Suaram, the Centre for Independent Journalism and the Merdeka Centre over the publication of a report about them in September last year. More... 

Four Suits Over Bersih Resolved After NSTP Makes Apology
13-Nov-2013, Bernama.com.my
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) -- Four suits over an article on Bersih 2.0 published by the New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd (NSTP) were resolved Wednesday after the publishing company tendered an apology in the High Court. More... 

Class, gender divide seen in GE13 voting trends, says Merdeka Center
16-May-2013, Yahoo! News Malaysia
PETALING JAYA, May 16 — Women and poorer Malaysians voted for Barisan Nasional (BN) while men and the middle- and upper-class voters leaned towards Pakatan Rakyat (PR) parties in Election 2013. More... 

GE13 not a ‘Chinese tsunami’, says Merdeka Center
10-May-2013, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 — Election 2013 was not simply a “Chinese tsunami” as it showed a major swing among the multiracial urban and middle-class electorate against Barisan Nasional (BN), independent pollster Merdeka Center said yesterday. More... 

Malaysia Election Is Tight Race Two Days Before Vote, Poll Shows
03-May-2013, Bloomberg.com
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s ruling coalition is “almost evenly tied” with the opposition alliance ahead of a May 5 election, according to an opinion survey released today. More... 

NEWS RELEASE 3 MAY 2013: BN and Pakatan neck to neck in race to finish line. More...

BN’s Tengku Adnan refutes claims Malay support for government waning
28-Feb-2013, Malaysia Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 — Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor today refuted claims that Malay support for the government was waning. More... 

Najib’s approval rating continues to drop
27-Feb-2013, Malaysia Chronicle
Public opinion pollster Merdeka Center has reported a drop in prime minister Najib Razak's popularity, falling 2 percent since December last year to 61 percent as at January 2013. More...

Najib remains BN’s best selling point even as ratings see slight drop
26-Feb-2013, Malaysia Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s popularity dipped two percentage points in the latest voter survey just weeks ahead of Election 2013 but the small drop shows the Umno president’s personal popularity shows he remains the strongest brand for Barisan Nasional (BN) as it heads for elections soon. More...

BN DEATH KNELL: Najib's popularity plunges further to 61%, hit by ERODING MALAY SUPPORT
26-Feb-2013, Malaysia Chronicle
Prime Minister Najib Razak’s popularity plunged another 2 percentage points to 61%, confirming the growing views that his political strategy has been heavily flawed, ceding the upper-hand to Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim and his Pakatan Rakyat coalition as the country's general election nears. More...

NEWS RELEASE 26 FEB 2013: PM’s approval rating slides further. More...

BN needs to milk Najib’s popularity harder, say analysts
12-Jan-2013, The Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 ― The Barisan Nasional (BN) must do more to cash in on Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s popularity as issues of the day could threaten their hold on Putrajaya, say analysts commenting on the latest Merdeka Center survey. More...

PM's approval rating drops two points
10-Jan-2013, Malaysiakini.com
Just months before the 13th general election (GE13) is to take place, a survey found that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's popularity rating has dropped two points to 63 percent, from 65 percent last November. More...

NEWS RELEASE 11 JAN 2013: PM's approval rating stable. More...

NEWS RELEASE 10 JAN 2013: PM Approval Rating. More...

iNFORMATION RELEASE 4 JAN 2013: Survey on National Issues. More...

Najib’s approval rating takes a plunge, Merdeka Center survey reveals
18-Dec-2013, The Malaysian Insider
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's approval rating has taken the lowest dip since assuming office in 2009, declining to 52% in December, from 62% in August, a Merdeka Center survey has found. More... 

NEWS RELEASE 18 DEC 2013: PM’s approval rating slides on increasing economic worries. More...

 

 
       
 
     

 

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