Observing Malaysian Social Media

Archive for February 2015

Opinion Analysis on Anwar Trial Verdict


We performed opinion-based analysis on 840 users based in Malaysia who tweeted about the Anwar trial verdict from February 10th 2015 – February 11th 2015.

Users were selected based on their tweet content and activity during this period. Sampling was done per-state based on the active user population during this period. Spammers, news agencies and accounts with automated tweets were not included in the sample.

From this dataset we analysed the individual Twitter user timelines to determine their opinion on the trial verdict. This took their tweets, retweets and conversations into account. Our goal was to gauge public opinion by Malaysian users on the guilty verdict.

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February 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Online Responses to Ismail Sabri’s Boycott Comment

On February 1st 2015, a Facebook comment by Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri (Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister) went viral on social media. This started a controversy as many readers interpreted his remarks as a call for Malay consumers to boycott Chinese traders. An example of how the comment was shared is shown below:

What follows is a curated list of popular daily responses on Twitter as the story developed from February 2nd – 4th. This is based on the tweets that we collected about Ismail Sabri. A separate list of popular reponses on ‘boycotting Chinese traders’ is at the end of this post.
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February 9, 2015 at 1:43 pm

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