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ISEAS' Johor survey in the news

The study, a follow-up of a study in 2013, was commissioned by the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute and conducted by the Merdeka Center between May and June 2017. Respondents consisted of Malaysian citizens aged 18 and above who resided in Johor. They were selected through random stratified sampling across district of residence, controlled by quota for ethnicity, age and gender. 

More details on the results of the survey can be found in ISEAS publications: -
  1. Trends in Southeast Asia 2017/20: The 2017 Johor Survey: Selected Findings
  2. 2017/84 Johor Survey 2017: Views on Identity, Education and the Johor Royal Family
  3. 2017/83 Johor Survey 2017: Attitudes Towards Islam, Governance And The Sultan
  4. 2017/82 Johor Survey 2017: Johorean Views on Iskandar Malaysia and Investments in Johor
Media Coverage:
  1. Mothership, 16 January 2018 - PM Lee and PM Najib discussed everything under the sun at the Leaders’ Retreat
  2. TODAY, 12 January 2018 - Circumstances forced me to accept PM candidacy, says Dr M  
  3. Malaysiakini, 11 January 2018 - Research: Johor Malays' widespread fear of DAP may dim Bersatu's chances
  4. FMT, 20 December 2017 - Invoke research shows waning Malay support for Umno, PAS
  5. FMT, 18 December 2017 - BN’s dicey situation in Johor
  6. Malaysia Chronicle, 16 December 2017 - Nur Jazlan In Futile Denial Mode: But After ‘Selling Out’ To Become One Of Najib’s 1mdb Defenders, He Is Sure To Lose Pulai In Ge14 As Voters Punish Him For Betraying Their Trust
  7. The Malaysian Insight, 16 December 2017 - Pulai won’t fall to opposition, says MP
  8. FMT, 4 December 2017 - English-medium schools would boost workforce, mend racial divide
  9. FMT, 3 December 2017 - Our elusive dream — return of English-medium schools
  10. Mothership.sg, 29 November 2017 - ISEAS Johor survey: Malays becoming more conservative, reflects growing importance of religion in Malaysian politics
  11. FMT, 29 November 2017 - Najib used to support use of English, says ex-education director
  12. Berita Mediacorp, 28 November 2017 - Johor kekal kubu kuat BN dalam pilihan raya umum M'sia 2018, kata Pengarah Pusat Merdeka (article and clip in Malay: Johor remains the stronghold of the BN in the 2018 general election, said Merdeka Center Director)
  13. The Straits Times, 24 November 2017 - English schools will make Malaysia competitive: Sin Chew Daily
  14. Malaysia Chronicle, 24 November 2017 - ‘Cari Makan’ Pac Chief Makes Comment So Stupid Even Gerakan Says He’s Absurd: ‘Countries That Adopt English Medium Not Successful’ – UMNO’s Hasan Arifin
  15. Malaysia Chronicle, 24 November 2017 - An UMNO experiment gone horribly wrong – by now, Malays realize their mother tongue cannot take them far in the modern world?: The return of English schools – an unassailable trend
  16. FMT, 23 November 2017 - English-medium schools: An alternative stream in the national curriculum
  17. The Malaysian Insight, 23 November 2017 - 55% sample size of Malays in Johor survey ‘correct’
  18. Malaysiakini, 23 November 2017 - 'M’sians more pragmatic than nationalistic in what they want from education'
  19. Malaysiakini, 22 November 2017 - Page: BM can still be safeguarded even with English-medium schools
  20. The Malaysian Insight, 22 November 2017 - Malay-language activists say ‘no’ to English schools, insist Singapore poll flawed
  21. The Malaysian Insight, 22 November 2017 - Pollster stands by survey on English-medium schools
  22. Malaysia Chronicle, 22 November 2017 - No Singapore Hanky-Panky, Survey Results 82% Of Johoreans Want Return Of English Schools Is 100% Correct – Merdeka Centre
  23. Malay Mail Online, 22 November 2017 - English medium schools re-introduction requires thorough study, says deputy minister
  24. The Straits Times, 22 November 2017 - Moderate Johor put to the test
  25. Lianhe Zaobao, 22 November 2017 - 马首相署部长支持复办英校 (article in Chinese: Malaysian Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department support return of English-medium schools)
  26. Channel 8 News, 20 November 2017 - 我国培养出英语精英 80%柔佛人支持英语授教学校 (article in Chinese: 80% of Johoreans support English medium schools)
  27. Sin Chew News, 20 November 2017 -  狮城民调研究:8成柔佛人支持英语授课学校 (article in Chinese: 80% of Johoreans support English medium schools)
  28. FMT, 20 November 2017 - Rahman Dahlan repeats call for English-medium schools
  29. The Star Online, 20 November 2017 - Bring back English-medium schools
  30. The Sun Daily, 20 November 2017: Govt needs stakeholders to reinstate English medium schools
  31. Malaysiakini, 20 November 2017 - Poll: Johoreans of all races back 'English medium schools'
  32. Lianhe Zaobao, 20 November 2017 - 柔佛人对柔南发展支持度上升 (article in Chinese: Increase in Johoreans' support for developments in South Johor)
  33. New Straits Times, 19 November 2017 - Sultan of Johor is a good guardian of Islam in Johor, 94 percent of Johoreans agree
  34. Malay Mail Online, 19 November 2017 - Johoreans want Sultan to intervene in politics ‘when necessary’, poll reveals
  35. Malay Mail Online, 19 November 2017 - Poll: One in 10 Johoreans identify as ‘Bangsa Johor’ first, Malaysians second
  36. FMT, 19 November 2017 - Survey: More Johor Malays have hardline Islamic thinking
  37. The Malaysian Insight, 19 November 2017 - Johorean Malays becoming more conservative, Singaporean survey finds
  38. The Malaysian Insight, 19 November 2017 - 7 out of 10 Johoreans happy with Iskandar, says report
  39. The Straits Times, 19 November 2017 - Johor's Malays tilt towards conservative Islam: Survey
  40. Today, 19 November 2017 - Most Johoreans want return of English-medium schools: Iseas survey
  41. Mothership.com, 15 November 2017 - S’poreans now more popular in Johor as Chinese investors become bogeymen