Parti Keadilan is pleased with the poll figures from Pusat Kajian Demokrasi dan Pilihan Raya Universiti Malaya (UMCEDEL) showing that our continued and sustained effort for change is bearing fruit.
Instead of dismissing its results and denigrating UMCEDEL, caretaker Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Najib Razak should respect the findings of a poll conducted by an independent academic body of Universiti Malaya, Malaysia's oldest tertiary institution. In fact, Najib had praised UMCEDEL in June 2012 when the released poll results were in their favour.
Opinion polls are barometers which, when done professionally and in accordance with best practice methodology, are relevant and reliable. Nevertheless, we will abide by the final election results as decided by the rakyat on May 5.
We at the party are pleased whilst at the same time humbled that 43% of the Malaysians asked in the poll conducted between April 3-20 believe in Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim's capabilities to be prime minister, which forms almost half the country, compared to the 39% rating for caretaker Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Najib Razak.
It is heartening that 54% of the Malay respondents share that confidence in Dato' Seri Anwar, dispelling the allegations made that Pakatan Rakyat does not appeal to Malays.
Pakatan Rakyat is making inroads into all sectors and communities, and will build on the faith people have given us by campaigning round-the-clock with all the hours and space available to us in the next seven days before election day.
DATO' SAIFUDDIN NASUTION
PARTI KEADILAN RAKYAT
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