Survey shows 61pc Malaysians agree with court finding Najib guilty of SRC charges

Datuk Seri Najib Razak is pictured at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on September 2, 2020. ― Picture by Firdaus Latif
Datuk Seri Najib Razak is pictured at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on September 2, 2020. ― Picture by Firdaus Latif

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 2 ― The High Court’s conviction of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak of all seven charges of misappropriating RM42 million from state-owned SRC International Sdn Bhd in July was approved by 61 per cent of Malaysians, according to Merdeka Center.

Only 18 per cent of Malaysians disagreed with the High Court, the independent pollster added.

Merdeka Center released today its latest survey on several political hot button issues completed on August 10, including public perception towards the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government and the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition that collapsed in February.

The researcher found agreement with the High Court to be high among the Malay community, with 57 per cent approving the guilty verdict. It said that less than 20 per cent of Malays felt the conviction was wrong.

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