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Anwar Ibrahim's Approval Rating At 68%, Malaysians More Optimistic About Future


The approval rating of Malaysia's Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim stands at 68%, according to the latest opinion poll conducted by the independent Merdeka Centre in the second month after the inauguration of Anwar's government.

  • 53% of respondents in the survey said that they were "somewhat satisfied" with Anwar's performance, while 15% said that they were "very satisfied."
  • At the same time, 54% of respondents were satisfied with the performance of the unity government, while 25% said they were not satisfied.
  • The share of people who believe that the country was moving in the right direction increased to 48% from 20% last October.
  • Merdeka Centre said that the Malaysian electorate "is keen to put the instability that had mired the country's politics behind and move on to provide room for the new leadership to prove themselves."
  • The pollster noted that the reception of the updated federal budget, which will be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat on February 24, will be an important factor in shaping public sentiment going forward.

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