Focus on post-flood works, not hudud, voters tell Kelantan PAS
16-Mar--2015, The Malaysian Insider
A majority of voters in the peninsula said the PAS-led Kelantan government should focus on post-flood reconstruction, rather than its hudud law amendments.Pollster Merdeka Center said in a statement today that its survey on 1,008 voters interviewed over the telephone showed that 84% think the state government should concentrate on repairing and rebuilding homes of flood victims. More..
Most Muslims want Kelantan to focus on flood recovery, not hudud, survey finds
16-Mar--2015, Malay Mail Online
KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 — The majority of Muslim voters across the peninsula think the Kelantan government should prioritise post-flood reconstruction instead of focusing on its proposal to implement hudud in the state, a survey has revealed. More..
NEWS RELEASE 16 MAR 2015: Majority of Muslim voters think Kelantan Government should focus on post flood reconstruction. More...
Economic jitters likely cause of PM’s approval ratings slide, analysts say
03-Mar-2015, Malay Mail Online
KUALA LUMPUR, March 3 — The growing anxiety amongMalaysians bracing themselves for a lean year ahead had likely forced down Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s approval rating in the latest Merdeka Center survey, analysts said. More..
Survey: Najib's popularity dips to 44pct
Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's approval rating has dropped to 44 percent last month, the second lowest since he became prime minister six years ago. His popularity slided one percentage point from 45 percent recorded in November and December last year. In October 2014, Najib's approval rating was 48 percent. More..
Chinese spurn PM, only 18pct give thumbs up
As expected, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is far from being the toast of the Chinese community. A survey by Merdeka Centre revealed that only 18 percent of those polled from the community are satisfied with his performance. More..
Najib’s approval rating slips to 44%, says Merdeka Center
27-Feb--2015, The Malaysian Insider
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's approval rating dropped to 44% in January from 48% in October 2014 as more people felt his government was headed in the wrong direction in economic matters, according to the latest Merdeka Center poll. More..
Najib’s rating dips further in latest survey
27-Feb--2015, Malay Mail Online
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s approval rating as prime minister fell again in the latest Merdeka Center survey, dropping four percentage points to 44 per cent in January. More..
NEWS RELEASE 27 FEB 2015:PM's approval rating slips to 44%. More...
7 out of 10 Malaysian voters still think Malaysia corrupt, survey shows
10-Dec--2014, The Malaysian Insider
Public perception towards corruption in Malaysia remains unchanged since 2005 with at least 77% of Malaysian voters this year agreeing that corruption in the country is serious, according to a recent Merdeka Center survey. More...
NEWS RELEASE 9 DEC 2014: Public perceptions towards corruption unchanged since 2005. More...
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
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
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...