Sur­vey: Many proud to be Malaysian

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

KUALA LUMPUR: A sur­vey con­ducted among the peo­ple in the run-up to Merdeka Day found an over­whelm­ing ma­jor­ity are proud to be Malaysian.

In the study, con­ducted by com­mer­cial and so­cial in­tel­li­gence or­gan­i­sa­tion Ka­ji­data, 98.3% of 1,041 reg­is­tered vot­ers sur­veyed na­tion­wide stated “I’m proud to be a Malaysian”, a 3% in­crease com­pared with last year’s find­ings.

Ka­ji­data ad­vi­sor Prof Datuk Seri Syed Arabi Idid said the sur­vey, con­ducted from July 10 to 18, also found a strong sense of pa­tri­o­tism among Malaysians, with 80.2% cel­e­brat­ing Na­tional Day on Aug 31 ev­ery year.

Syed Arabi, a for­mer rec­tor of the In­ter­na­tional Is­lamic Univer­sity Malaysia, said the sur­vey also found Malaysians ac­knowl­edged that unity is im­por­tant in na­tion-build­ing. The sur­vey also found 85.9% of the re­spon­dents agreed the Rukun Ne­gara could serve as a guide in pro­mot­ing unity.

Al­most 80% of re­spon­dents said they would not mi­grate re­gard­less of the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion in the coun­try.

In the study, con­ducted via tele­phone poll, only 12.2% in­di­cated in­tent to mi­grate. – Ber­nama

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