Snapshot Of Major Events In 2013

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EDELMAN TRUST
BAROMETER 2014
MALAYSIA RESULTS
13 February 2014

Snapshot of major events in 2013

Feb: Lahad Datu intrusion The intrusion by a group from Southern Philippines into Kampung Tanduo,
Lahad Datu in February

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May: The 13th Malaysian
General Elections. Ruling coalition Barisan Nasional won a simple majority with
133 of the 222 parliamentary seats. The opposition coalition, Pakatan Rakyat, won more seats in Parliament this time as well as the popular vote.

June: The new Financial
Services Act 2013 and
Islamic Financial Services
Act 2013 came into force to govern local financial institutions. Snapshot of major events in 2013

July: KLCI breaches the
1,800 level for the first time, recording a new high of 1,810 points

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July: Fitch Ratings cuts
Malaysia’s sovereign credit outlook to negative from stable, citing weaker prospects for budgetary and fiscal reforms, KLCI loses
1.3%. Prices of RON95 petrol and diesel goes up by 20 sen a liter. Bid by government to address concerns of country’s growing deficit.

July: Sex blogger couple Alvivi face trial over their Ramadan prank . The High Court denied their stay application against the proceedings in the lower court.

Snapshot of major events in 2013

Oct: The Chief Secretary to the Government was urged to form a special committee to act on the findings of the
Auditor-General’s Report
2012, which showed a continued wastage in government spending.

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Oct: Budget 2014 –
Introduction of the Goods and Services Tax - set to be introduced from 1 April 2015 at a rate of 6% - abolition of sugar subsidy and higher property taxes were the highlights. Oct: Malaysia moved into top
10 of World Bank Ease of doing business ranking
(from earlier 12th position to
6th in 2013)..

Snapshot of major events in 2013

Oct 7: Aziz Bari’s defamation suit against
Zulkifli Nordin, Utusan settled. Oct 24: Utusan Malaysia apologised to senior PKR leader Senator Dr Syed
Husin Ali for defaming him in an article.

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Oct 19 & 27: The Malaysian
Insider apologised to
Umno Vice-President candidate Datuk Mukhriz
Mahathir and Khazanah
Nasional Bhd for publishing without verification

Dec: The Heat was suspended by Ministry of
Home Affairs for allegedly not informing the home ministry of changes in its ownership and refusal to respond to two show cause letters. GLOBAL

EDELMAN’S 14TH annual survey
ONLINE SURVEY
IN 27 COUNTRIES
• 33,000 respondents
• 6 years in 20+ markets
• 9 years in 10+ markets

INFORMED
PUBLICS
• 200 respondents in Malaysia &
25 countries, 500 respondents in U.S. and China
• Ages 25-64
• College-educated

GENERAL
POPULATION
• 1000 respondents per country surveyed
• Ages 18+
• 3 years in 25+ markets

• In top 25% of household income per age group in each country • Report significant media consumption and engagement in business news and public policy • 14 years of data

Indicates Global Data
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Indicates Malaysia Data

The State of Trust in Malaysia

The Global Trust Index: slight increase in trust over the past year for Malaysia

DISTRUSTERS

NEUTRAL

TRUSTERS

2013

8

2014

GLOBAL

57

GLOBAL

54

China
Singapore
India
Mexico
Hong Kong
UAE
Malaysia
Canada
Indonesia
U.S.
Netherlands
Brazil
Germany
France
Sweden
U.K.
Italy
Australia
Poland
S. Korea
Ireland
Argentina
Spain
Turkey
Japan
Russia

80
76
71
68
67
66
64
62
62
59
59
55
55
54
54
53
51
50
48
47
46
45
42
42
41
36

UAE
China
Singapore
Indonesia
India
Malaysia
Canada
Netherlands
Mexico

79
79
73
72
69
65
60
60
59

Hong Kong

59

Australia
Brazil
Germany
Argentina
U.K.
Sweden
S. Korea
S. Africa
U.S.
France
Japan
Italy
Turkey
Spain
Ireland
Russia
Poland

58
57
57
53
52
51
51
50
49
46
44
43
41
39
39
37
35

Trust Index is an average of a country’s trust in the four institutions of government, business, media and NGOs.
20-country global total (does not include Argentina, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, UAE).

BIG TRUST
INCREASES FROM
2013
UAE +13 pts.
Indonesia +10 pts.
Australia + 8 pts.
Argentina + 8…