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62% of Malaysians not in favour of GST, survey shows
05-May-2014, The Malaysian Insider
Three out of five Malaysians do not agree with Malaysia's new consumption tax, the goods and services tax (GST) which is to be implemented next April with a 6% rate, according to a Merdeka Centre survey. 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... 

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...

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...

 

 
       
 
     

 

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