PETALING JAYA – Around 61% of Malaysians agreed with the High Court’s conviction of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak of all seven charges relating to the RM42 million SRC International Sdn Bhd case.
According to Merdeka Center survey, More than half of Malay respondents agreed with the court’s decision, while 18% said otherwise.
The independent pollster released today the survey on several hot issues involving politics including the people’s perception of the new government Perikatan Nasional (PN) and the previous Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition.
The survey found out that 57% of Malay voters approved of the guilty verdict while less than 20% of Malaysian feels that the conviction was wrong.
The Merdeka Center’s respondent is comprised of 52% Malaysians, 29% Ethnic Chinese, 7% Ethnic Indian and 6% is a mix of other Muslim Bumiputera from Sarawak and Sabah.
The High Court last July, pronounced him guilty of committing three counts of criminal breach of trust with a total of RM42 million of SRC International funds. He was sentenced to 12 years in jail and fined RM210 million with additional 5 years imprisonment if he defaults.
The Pekan MP is currently out on an RM2 million bail while continues to make public appearance to campaign for the government. Najib is the first Malaysian prime minister who were convicted of criminal charges in court.