One Year Later: What Malaysians Want From Pakatan Harapan

Study reveals how Malaysian perception and concerns have shifted in 12 months.
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It is officially one year since the Pakatan Harapan government took over the reigns after 60 years of Barisan Nasional rule. In anticipation of this date, independent market research company Ipsos conducted a study on what Malaysians are most concerned about as the one-year anniversary approached. Here are some highlights of interest from their findings from their research, “What Worries Malaysia: Is Malaysia Moving In The Right Direction?

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Main Summary From Ipsos Study

Gauging from their findings, Ipsos highlighted the following sentiments from Malaysians about the state of the country today:-

  • More than half of Malaysians still believe the country is on the right track, however the shift towards the wrong direction perception is gaining momentum
  • Malaysians are less confident of the economy today in comparison to their confidence level immediately after GE14
  • Crime and Violence ranks highest as compared to Corruption one year ago as the main concern among Malaysians
  • Top 3 concerns of Malaysians are: Crime and Violence, Inflation/Cost of Living, and Corruption
  • In fourth and fifth place of what Malaysians are currently most concerned about are Poverty and Inequality, and Unemployment and Jobs respectively

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