How satisfied are Malaysians under the leadership of 10th Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim? As things stand, it's a pretty mixed bag.
According to a recent survey conducted by O2 Malaysia (in conjunction with 100 days of the new administration being in power), 71 percent of Malays in Peninsular Malaysia are not satisfied with the government's performance in fulfilling its election promises.
This is significantly higher compared to the rest of the general population, with 51 percent expressing dissatisfaction overall.
The survey also revealed that only 25 percent of Malaysians are content with the government's performance, with just 15 percent of Malays in Peninsular Malaysia feeling satisfied.
The figure for other communities rose a little higher, however, with 48 percent of ethnic Indians reportedly satisfied, along with 38 percent of the country's ethnic Chinese, 42 percent of Bumiputera in Sabah, 37 percent of Bumiputera in Sarawak, and 33 percent comprising of various other ethnicities.
It's important to note that the coalition government led by Anwar Ibrahim did not campaign with a common manifesto. Instead, it was formed by an alliance of Pakatan Harapan, Barisan Nasional, Gabungan Parti Sarawak, and Gabungan Rakyat Sarawak, who all had manifestos of their own.
With some disjointedness in terms of common goals, it might not be at all surprising to find a certain level of dissatisfaction among the general populace, with different groups all having different priorities and demands.
Who are the top performers, though?
The survey also identified the ten most outstanding ministers, with Transport Minister Anthony Loke receiving the highest votes at 49 percent. Anwar, who is also the finance minister, came in second place at 40 percent, followed by Youth and Sports Minister Hannah Yeoh at 39 percent.
Additionally, 45 percent of respondents felt that the country was heading in the right direction.
The survey — which aimed to gauge Malaysians' sentiment regarding the performance and popularity of the coalition government after GE15 — included 35,077 participants across five media outlets: Sinar Harian, Astro Awani, The Star, Sin Chew, and Malaysia Nanban.
The survey also found that 76 percent of Chinese and Indians believe the country to be heading in the right direction, along with 59 percent of Bumiputera in Sabah, 60 percent of Bumiputera in Sarawak, and 58 percent of other races.
However, 60 percent of Malays in Peninsular Malaysia reportedly still believe that the current state of the country is weak.
In comparison, 41 percent of Chinese respondents believe that the current state of Malaysia is strong, along with 49 percent of Indians, 43 percent of Bumiputera in Sabah, 45 percent of Bumiputera in Sarawak, and 39 percent of other ethnicities.
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