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PPBM study shows PAS most popular party in country



KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 ― PAS is the most popular party among voters nationwide, trumping even support for Barisan Nasional (BN), according to a new survey conducted by Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM).

The extensive study involving 3,000 voters for almost six months which took place last year found 44.4 per cent of respondents supported PAS.

In comparison, 36.2 per cent said they supported the 13-party ruling BN coalition anchored by Umno, followed by PKR at 25.9 per cent.

The study was conducted prior to the official formation of PPBM itself, and was released today by the party's policy and strategy bureau.

At the time of the study, which started with legwork in March and an analysis and final report in August last year, PAS had started pushing for amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act in Parliament, seeking to strengthen the role of Shariah courts.

Since the study, PAS had succeeded in reading out the Bill twice in the Dewan Rakyat, though the process had also led to criticisms that the party is now working closely with Umno, after the federal government helped pave way for the religion-centric Opposition party to present the proposed amendments.

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