Covid-19 crisis: Growing Public Dissatisfaction

Recently, sentiment towards the newly minted government is observed to grow in intensity in the social media sphere with people even calling out the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to resign after finding his recent Covid-19 address to be “insensitive” and a “waste of time”.


The Prime Minister also makes mention that there are no double standards practiced against any individual who violated the quarantine order as claimed by the public.


The following SNA provides a better insight on the public’s sentiment from 3 to 10 October 2020.



As observed, the blue cluster where the hashtag #muhyiddinout is implanted makes the biggest cluster.


The cluster also connects to several other clusters against the government such the yellow cluster dominated by the hashtag #klustermenteri and the indigo cluster for the #notmypm.




The dark green, light green and light pink clusters, although separated, appear as the supportive system of the #MuhyiddinOut (blue) whereby they agree that the politicians are the troublemaker.



The pink cluster also highlights on the “double standards” of the government by comparing the treatment given to the Sivagangga cluster and the politicians.





While many were attacking the PM and government, there are people who are in support of the Prime Minister however tractions are comparatively lower than those who are against the government.




While the recent victory is Sabah has served as a moral boost for the fragile Perikatan Nasional (PN) government, the recent surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country is observed to have somewhat bring negative impact to the newly-minted government.


Public anger continues over what appears to be double standards for politicians who do not follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and quarantine rule to prevent the Covid-19 transmission.


Consequently, the position of the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was also shaken as he was seen by the public to be “insensitive” over the current situation of the pandemic in Malaysia.