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74% Chinese dissatisfied with govt handling of MH370 crisis

Three quarters of Chinese respondents, when asked their view on the way the issue of MH370 was handled, replied that they were “dissatisfied” with the government (see bar chart below).

Among the Malays who were polled the same question on the missing MAS aircraft by the Merdeka Center, only 30 percent expressed their dissatisfaction.

The Merdeka Center survey was conducted among peninsular Malaysia voters in mid-March 2014.

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In your view, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the way the government is handling this issue?

Half the people think Malaysia is on wrong track

A total of 49 percent of the 1,005 voters surveyed in the Merdeka Center poll believed that the country is headed in the wrong direction (see pie chart below).

The respondents were drawn from all states across the peninsula and comprised equally of male and female.

The biggest cohort interviewed was the 31-40 age bracket (30$%) and the group earning an income of between RM1,501 and RM3,000 a month.

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Chinese are the most critical citizens

Again it is the Chinese who have the least confidence in the ability of the present administration to helm the country.

Three quarters of the Chinese respondents said that Malaysia is headed in the wrong direction compared to only 33 percent of the Malay respondents (see bar chart above).

Do you feel things in this country are going in the right direction, or do you feel things have gotten on the wrong track?
Do you feel things in this country are going in the right direction, or do you feel things have gotten on the wrong track?

Only 23% Chinese satisfied with Ah Jib Gor

The Chinese are willing to cut Prime Minister Najib Razak slightly a little more slack than they do the government. Personally Najib is more popular than the government among the Chinese. The BN is the least popular, ranking lower than Najib and the government.

Nonetheless, only 23 percent of  the Chinese are satisfied with Najib’s performance as PM (see bar chart  below).

This figure is a tiny improvement of two percentage points from the same poll conducted by Merdeka Center in December 2013 when Najib’s approval rating among the Chinese hit an all-time low of 21 percent.

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How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the performance of Najib Razak as PM?

Malays most satisfied with Najib

Malays are represented by green in the line graph below, Indians yellow and Chinese red.

As you can see, the Chinese dissatisfaction towards Najib is the greatest among the three races.

Najib’s popularity among the Malays is fairly stable across the years from mid-2009 till present although it has fallen post-GE13.

His relationship with the Indian community over the same period of time is on the other hand characterized by peaks and troughs.

Among the Chinese, there is little that Najib can do right in their eyes and there is a discernible perception gap when compared with his reception from the other races.

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Only 11% Chinese happy with BN

You can see in the graph above how the red line (Chinese) is lagging at the bottom and its distance from the yellow (Indian) and green (Malay) lines. It looks like Najib is suffering from unrequited love.

The PM’s rejection by the Chinese community is pitiful to watch. Even bringing the pandas from China appears to be of no help.

But perhaps Najib can derive a small consolation from the nugget that inasmuch as the Chinese are unhappy with him, they hate the BN far more. Eight out of 10 Chinese are “angry” at the ruling party (see bar chart  below).

Only 11 percent are “happy” with the BN. This figure corresponds with the breakdown of 10 percent or merely one out of every 10 Chinese that can be persuaded to pangkah Dacing.

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Some people say they are happy with BN, while others are dissatisfied and others say they are angry? Which one best describes how you feel?

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25 thoughts on “74% Chinese dissatisfied with govt handling of MH370 crisis

  1. It is interesting if Merdeka Center can delve deeper into the whys of the dissatisfaction.

    After all, Merdeka Center should be a medium where the higher ups gauge public issues, public understanding and plan better.

    Don’t only gauge perception OK, even if it’s trendy and glamorous.

    1. re: “the whys of the dissatisfaction”

      Can’t think of any other Umno leaders except DS Najib who would treat the Chinese with such kid gloves. Indeed why the “dissatisfaction” against him?

  2. More like what are they unhappy about? what could they have themselves done better. I love the way you Sinofy the name Najib (if I am correct “Ah Jib” Gor)……..very clever, funny and very Helen Ang. It took me a few minutes to get it. Very special Helen.

    1. Re More like what are they unhappy about?

      If the “The biggest cohort interviewed was the 31-40 age bracket (30$%) and the group earning an income of between RM1,501 and RM3,000 a month.” is accurate, I believe this is the reason why they are unhappy with the PM and the government.

      This cohort is made up mostly of the Chinese. You go to the big cities, the towns, those who work in the private sector, you will find that most of them are Chinese, and yes they make between RM1501 and RM3000. This cohort is mostly interested in what money can “buy” for them, too addicted to the “consumer” lifestyle. Interested only in spending as if spending is the antidote to their “woes” whatever that means.

      So when what they earn is “not enough” so to speak, they display their dissatisfaction through these surveys and social media. It is not difficult to see through these people. If you can read Chinese script, you can see feel their vitriol over social media because that’s where they vent their anger.

      1. The 31-40 age bracket, and the group earning an income of between RM1,501 and RM3,000 a month may overlap but it does not imply that those polled who are 30-something must necessarily be the same ones earning RM1,501-RM3,000.

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        Secondly, the composition of the poll sample tries to replicate our demography. The interviewees were 60% Malay, 31% Chinese and 9% Indian.

        re: “This cohort is mostly interested in what money can “buy” for them, too addicted to the ‘consumer’ lifestyle. Interested only in spending as if spending is the antidote to their ‘woes’ whatever that means.”

        (i) Money can buy them the Prosperity Gospel.

        (ii) The City Harvest Church is a “lifestyle” like an MLM convention.

        (iii) By spending, e.g. the 10 percent tithe they pay the church/pastors, they receive not only salvation but a spiritual engagement in politics as the evangelista churches are opposition hotbeds.

  3. Malaysiakini is again making fun of Najib over MH17
    http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/269421
    “Others shoot but Najib hoots at Russia”

    Other shoot and Najib hoots – see the insult.
    Well take a look at Putin. We always DO like to LOOK.
    (Note: P-13. Too many semi nude photos of a president-cun.)

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/copyranter/16-homoerotic-photos-of-vladimir-putin

    Look at photo 16. All the muscles. I am sure he can singlehandedly carry a missile launcher and shoot at Komtar.

    Yuki must surely fall off the building and flat on the ground like Will-E-Cayote.

    Obama would need 5 assistants to help him carry a missile carrier.

  4. these evangelical will only be satisfied when Malaysia is on the right track of supporting the Zionist regime in Palestine.

    the bond Zionist – evangelist connection is an open secret. no wonder they have a distorted view on how justice is done. while the Zionist deploy a full offense on Palestine, the evangelist is master of deceit and guise. thus making their alliance a deadly one and cause restless throughout the world.

  5. Memanglah, Cina mana suka dengan kepimpinan Melayu.

    Pada mereka Cinabeng DAP yang ‘the best’
    Tapi tak apalah Helen.

    Mereka tidak suka kepimpinan Melayu kami pun tidak sokong kepimpinan Cina!

    Selagi majoriti Melayu Islam sokong UMNO/BN selagi itulah mereka akan kekal berkuasa di Malaysia!
    Selagi itu jugalah Cina DAP akan kempunan hendak tinggal di Putrajaya

    Sebenarnya sikap Cina yang terang terangan tidak menyokong kepemimpinan Melayu amat saya sukai.
    Saya tahu bangsa saya mudah lupa!

    Sikap Cina yang kiasu dan memandang rendah dengan kepimpinan Melayu akan menjadikan Melayu sentiasa berkeadaan SEDAR dan bersiap sedia supaya tidak tertipu.

    So jangan haraplah majoriti Melayu akan mengundi parti berteraskan Cina kecuali minoriti Melayu PAS dan PKR yang gila kuasa!

  6. chinese is dissatisfied with everything in this world, think they should kill themselves lah

  7. Saya tak tahu bagaimana cara nak puaskan hati puak-puak cina ini dalam kes Mh370 yang terang-terang menunjukkan kita lansung tak boleh kawal keatas trajedi yang berlaku,

    cuba lihat bangsa yang maju seperti rakyat belanda dalam tragedi MH17 meraka banyak bersabar walaupun sedih dan marah tapi saya tak nampak mereka mengecam Malaysia maupun MAS. Nilai-nilai murni jelas terpancar pada bangsa ini walaupun banyak dari kita mengecam barat sebagai kurang moral tapi sebenarnya kita lah yang sering menunjukkan sikap memalukan,

    saya sedar najib bukan lah pemimpin yang terbaik pernah negara ini lahirkan tapi jangan lah kerana memang kita dah ditanam kebencian sejak disekolah rendah jenis kebangsaan cina keatas kepimpinan dan orang melayu kita langsung tak mahu terima sedikit kebaikan yang dibuat hakikatnya anda hidup dinegara ini macam mana cara tipu daya dan manupulasi yang anda buat anda harus juga menjilat undi orang melayu untuk berkuasa.

    Setakat mengarapkan PAS dan PKR yang juga mengharapkan undi cina saya rasa jangan mimpi utk berkuasa.

    1. Roslan,

      No need to think so much on methods to win “chinese hearts’.

      DAP has led them into thinking that the only way to get satisfaction by them controlling the politics. Controlling means getting rid BN (UMNO) from power.

      So Najib can continue pleasing them. Organise dinner and come they will. They will devour the food as if there is no tomorrow. If there is a problem, they will go to MCA.

      But when it comes to voting they will vote DAP eventhough the candidate for DAP never set foots on the constituent while MCA has service centre there for decades.

      If there is business opportunity in some Arab or Muslim countries, Chinese will introduce that they are from Malaysia, a Muslim country. Yet they reject any notion of Islamic law while cherishing anything Western or christian concepts.

      They will shout cronyism on UMNO leaders. Yet they tolerate Kit Siang who is still there from the days of Tunku. World changes except DAP.

      Cold war is over(now coming back), apartheid is gone. The Berlin wall crumbled a decade ago . Tunku retired and died. So did his successor. But Kit Siang is still there.

      If Chinese think that they outmanouvre Malays by playing politics of hatred, they better think twice. Humble the Malays or moronic the leaders the malays have, they can be very unforgiving when these communists cross the lines

  8. 23% not bad ah. .. 100% increase from 11% of the votes.

    Actually it’s quite easy to get back the Chinese votes: two words.. Stock Market.

    Bring back the heydays of IPOs, boost the Second Board volatility. The majority are punters, they don’t care about blue chip dividends and long term gains.

    You do that and they’ll be too busy playing the market to pay attention to the Opposition.

    If you want to take it a step further, it will need real guts (maybe get his wife to do it, I think she’s tougher) which is to stamp out the illegal money lenders and the triads.

  9. Malays most satisfied with Najib??????????????????????????????
    Please lah… Merdeka centre bileh percaya ka?

    1. CHINESE
      70% dissatisfied with Najib
      23% satisfied

      MALAY
      33% dissatisfied with Najib
      65% satisfied

      Do you notice that the Malay respondents are more open/forthcoming in their replies?

      Malays: 33% + 65% = 98% answered the poll question

      Chinese: 70% + 23% = 93% answered the poll question

      Among the Chinese, 7% gave no reply while among the Malays, only 2% were undecided.

      1. Helen U forget one thing… Chinese 70%( dissatisfied) of how many million and Malays 65% ( satisfied ) of how many million???? Please calculate…. the percentage of rakyat Malaysia.

  10. Who cares what they like or dont like whether they are satisfied or not. If they are not happy with the government depa boleh pi mampuih for all we care. Kepunan lah sampai mampuih.

      1. Obama is not black by the way. Only his skin color is black. The rest of him, they are all white. He is a Christian, a Protestant, speaks English as his mother language and behaves like a white man. He doesn’t speak his father’s language nor does he practices African animist traditions. A friend of mine refers to him as a Black Anglo Saxon President which he explained, with a tinge of sarcasm that the word black is used just so that the 4 letters put together can form a word which no one knows what it is. l o l !!!

        As for those who say “why not”, yes, why not indeed. But first, for “why not” to become a reality, the Chinese hoping to become PM of Malaysia must do an Obama. Now can that Chinese in question do an Obama ? Difficult to answer isn’t it ? That’s because for that Chinese to do an Obama, he has to become a male version of Hannah Banana.

        Now you can understand why there are some “Chinese” who say “why not”. These are the “Chinese” who have become carbon copies of Obama, or in the Malaysian context, Hannah Banana and her husband The Ram. These people have made their transition, the “conversion”.

        1. re: “Obama is not black by the way. Only his skin color is black. The rest of him, they are all white. He is a Christian, a Protestant, speaks English as his mother language and behaves like a white man. He doesn’t speak his father’s language nor does he practices African animist traditions.”

          Like Mr Hannah, eh? And his “Chinese” daughter is to be the DAP’s prototype of Anak Malaysia.

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