61% of Malaysians and 57% of Malays agreed with Najib’s guilty verdict!
18% Malaysians disagreed with the court decision. About 20% Malays disagreed with the court decision.
Merdeka Center polled 3,415 voters between July 15 July and August 10, 2020. Merdeka Center said the respondents comprised 52% Malay, 29% ethnic Chinese, 7% ethnic Indian and 6% other Muslim Bumiputera from Sabah and Sarawak.
Survey shows 61pc Malaysians agree with court finding Najib guilty of SRC charges
Wednesday, 02 Sep 2020 12:54 PM MYT
BY R. LOHESWAR
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 2 ― The High Court’s conviction of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak of all seven charges of misappropriating RM42 million from state-owned SRC International Sdn Bhd in July was approved by 61 per cent of Malaysians, according to Merdeka Center.
Only 18 per cent of Malaysians disagreed with the High Court, the independent pollster added.
Merdeka Center released today its latest survey on several political hot button issues completed on August 10, including public perception towards the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government and the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition that collapsed in February.
The researcher found agreement with the High Court to be high among the Malay community, with 57 per cent approving the guilty verdict. It said that less than 20 per cent of Malays felt the conviction was wrong.
“We note that 57 per cent of Malay voters also agreed with the court’s verdict,” Merdeka Center programme director Ibrahim Suffian said in a statement today.
The survey polled 3,415 voters between July 15 July and August 10, asking them about issues like the country’s economy, government and political leadership and other current issues.