First 100 days: Malaysians viewed Pakatan's performance positively, says PM

Ida Lim
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a press conference after a Pakatan Harapan meeting in Petaling Jaya September 7, 2018. ― Picture by Razak Ghazali

PETALING JAYA, Sept 7 ― More Malaysians viewed the government's first 100 days positively than those who did not, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

Dr Mahathir said the survey carried out by Berkshire Media had polled 487,000 respondents towards the end of the PH administration's first 100 days in power.

“This survey found that positive regard towards the rule of Pakatan Harapan is more than negative views,” he told reporters after chairing a Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council meeting.

He said there were respondents who were dissatisfied with certain things such as transportation, but noted that PH found that they were actually dissatisfied with the huge expenditure for the LRT and MRT rail projects and not the facilities provided.

“Besides that, many felt we succeeded in many areas, including the cancellation of laws that are unjust and also in efforts to make new laws and introduce the SST (Sales and Service Tax) that was passed by the Dewan Negara.

“So it seems like our assessment, there are 'negatives' but there are more 'positives' than 'negatives',” he said.

He said the PH presidential council members had shared in its meeting today that there were Malaysians who felt the PH government had not achieved the success hoped for, while others were satisfied with the coalition's performance so far.

On August 17 which was also the PH government's 100th day in power, Dr Mahathir had said the coalition managed to realise 21 of its electoral promises within that period.

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