Malaysians remain clueless on 1MDB issue - Merdeka Center
KUALA LUMPUR: A vast majority of Malaysians are still clueless on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) issues, according to a Merdeka Center survey published Friday.
The survey jointly-conducted with business radio station, BFM Radio (89.9FM), a total of 70 per cent correspondents largely made up of low-income earners - are still in the dark about the controversy while the others said they did not know about the agency's role.
To the question of who is responsible for the controversial 1MDB, 52 per cent said they are 'not sure', while six per cent answered they did not know.
The remaining 18 per cent viewed that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is responsible in overseeing the case while others agreed it (the case) should be placed under the purview of the Federal Government and 1MDB management.
The study also revealed that young voters are more prone to lodge reports on the lack of confidence in the government's strategies in handling the 1MDB case compared to older voters.
Asked if they are affected by the 1MDB issue, a total of - 30 per cent respondents said they were not sure and 23 per cent were "not affected".
The study was conducted between March 12 and 27 March and involved 1011 respondents aged between 21 and 50.
Sixty percent of the respondents were Malaysian Chinese, Malaysian Chinese (31 per cent) and Indian (9 percent).