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Popular Tweets About ASEAN, April 24th 2015

From the 24th – 28th of April 2015, Malaysia will be hosting the 26th ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi. In the week leading up to the summit, a number of ASEAN-related events are being held in Malaysia. We have been tracking keywords and hashtags associated with ASEAN and prepared a summary of the most-shared content and most popular users on Twitter for April 24th. This summary is focused more on events happening in Malaysia.

For details about the ASEAN People’s Forum (APF) programmes please visit http://aseanpeople.org/.

For news coverage of APF please visit https://www.facebook.com/DurianAsean. A list of popular Twitter users is available at the end of this post.

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April 27, 2015 at 11:58 am

Popular Tweets About ASEAN, April 23rd 2015

From the 24th – 28th of April 2015, Malaysia will be hosting the 26th ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi. In the week leading up to the summit, a number of ASEAN-related events are being held in Malaysia. We have been tracking keywords and hashtags associated with ASEAN and prepared a summary of the most-shared content and most popular users on Twitter for April 23rd. This summary is focused more on events happening in Malaysia.

For details about the ASEAN People’s Forum (APF) programmes please visit http://aseanpeople.org/.

For news coverage of APF please visit https://www.facebook.com/DurianAsean. A list of popular Twitter users is available at the end of this post.

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April 24, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Popular Tweets About ASEAN, April 22nd 2015

From the 24th – 28th of April 2015, Malaysia will be hosting the 26th ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi. In the week leading up to the summit, a number of ASEAN-related events are being held in Malaysia. We have been tracking keywords and hashtags associated with ASEAN and prepared a summary of the most-shared content and most popular users on Twitter for April 22nd.

For details about the ASEAN People’s Forum (APF) programmes please visit http://aseanpeople.org/.

For news coverage of APF please visit https://www.facebook.com/DurianAsean. A list of popular Twitter users is available at the end of this post.

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April 23, 2015 at 4:06 am

Opinion Analysis on Support for Hudud in Selangor and Kelantan

On March 19th 2015, The Syariah Criminal Code Enactment (II)(1993) Amendment 2015 (commonly referred to as hudud) was unanimously passed by the Kelantan State Assembly.

We performed opinion-based analysis on 851 users based in Selangor and Kelantan who tweeted about Hudud from March 18th 2015 – March 22nd 2015.

396 users were from Kelantan (margin of error: 4.92%) and 455 users were from Selangor (margin of error: 4.59%).

Users were selected based on their tweet content and activity during this period. Sampling was done per-state based on the current estimated user population.

Spammers, news agencies and accounts with automated tweets were not included in the sample. Users talking solely about other issues (e.g. the BFM ‘kupas’ hudud video) were also excluded as we wanted to analyse users with opinions about hudud itself.

From this dataset we analysed the individual Twitter user timelines to determine their opinion about hudud. This took their tweets, retweets and conversations into account.

Our goal was to gauge public opinion by Malaysian users on their support for the law, in light of the enactment being passed in Kelantan.

Based on this analysis we categorised users as belonging to one of the following categories:

  1. Not Support Hudud
  2. Support Hudud
  3. Uncategorised (No Opinion / Other Opinions)

Uncategorised opinions are from users who have no clear opinion that matched the criteria of the other stated categories.

Here are the results:

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April 22, 2015 at 10:45 am

Early Responses to GST on Twitter

GST (Goods and Service Tax) started implementation today in Malaysia. Many users chose to respond by sharing images of receipts with the tax added (rightly or wrongly). The list below represents the most popularly shared receipts on Twitter today as of 1.30 PM.

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April 1, 2015 at 1:58 pm

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