SIBU: There are positive vibes towards Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem among people from all walks of life, noted Assistant Minister of Youth Development Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.
Karim said he agreed with PKR state vice chairman See Chee How’s statement that Adenan received the 74 per cent approval rating from Sarawakians because of the timing of the survey but it could not be denied that the people were warming up to the chief minister
“I do agree with YB See that timing of survey does reflect the way public opinion goes.
But we cannot take away credit from our CM as everywhere we go, from coffee shops to the villagers, from students to civil servants and those in the private sectors, from among Malays, Chinese and Dayak, there is this “feeling” of liking for him.”
Karim added there are other national issues that could have influenced the survey like 1MDB, imposition of GST, fuel prices but somehow these issues did not negate the rating for Adenan.
See has also said despite enjoying a good rating, the Merdeka Centre survey results also showed that 56 per cent of those interviewed opined that corruption was a serious issue in Sarawak, while only 27 per cent thought that it was not serious.
See added that the approval rating for Adenan did not necessarily mean approval for BN Sarawak as a whole, adding that the chief minister’s high approval rating would not necessarily translated into a substantial vote swing towards the BN.