malaymail.com 02 May, 2021 23:00 am

Survey shows Malaysians credit PN rather than PAS with empowering Islamic policies in the country

Survey shows Malaysians credit PN rather than PAS with empowering Islamic policies in the country
KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 — A recent survey found that most Malaysians think the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government has done a good job pushing forward Islamic policies in the country. However, fewer Malaysians credit PAS — a PN component party — with this empowering of Islam. In a survey conducted...

“In fact the total number of voters who feel that the PN government has empowered Islam is now less than half (45 per cent), with just 11 per cent of Chinese voters and 13 per cent of Indian voters certain that Islam has been empowered by PN.“Indeed, it may convince Umno in particular that there is no risk to jettisoning PAS and the Muafakat Nasional (MN) arrangement, as a party’s ‘Islamic’ credentials do not necessarily appear tied to the country’s oldest Islamic party,’’ said the survey.“This suggests that non-Malay voters in general may not fall hook, line and sinker for race rhetoric from PH, as they have yet to be convinced that PN will act in accordance with their pro-Islamic talking points,’’ said the survey.KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 — A recent survey found that most Malaysians think the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government has done a good job pushing forward Islamic policies in the country.

In a survey conducted by Invoke and commissioned by Malay Mail, 45 per cent of respondents polled in February agree that PN has stepped up the implementation of Islamic policies but only 38 per cent think that PAS played a role.Muslims perform Friday prayers at the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, April 16, 2021.

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