Meanwhile political scientist, Dr Wong Chin Huat explains succinctly the fallacy of such a claim:
'How does Kelantan state government find 90% of support for its Syariah Criminal Code? Here is a simple methodological analysis.
Teacher: Raise your hand if you are absent.
Teacher: Great, 100% attendance!
Statistician: 100% self-selection bias.
PAS Kelantan: Reply to our sms whether you agree with Syariah Criminal Code
9,654 responded. (response rate: 6.18%)
8,940 accepted. ("acceptance rate": 92.60%)
8,198 support. (support rate: 91.70%)
PAS Kelantan: yeah, 91.70% support Hudud!
Hold on, here are more details:
"After 20 years the Shariah Criminal Code (hudud) is going to become a reality. Agree/Disagree?" Surveyed: 77,382
"To ensure that the Shariah Criminal Code (hudud) is implemented, it is necessary to work with the federal government. Agree/Disagree?"
Here is the arithmetic:
5,395+4,259 = 9,654
5,284+3,656 = 8,940
1. Can respondents from two different surveys be added together to produce a single percentage?
2. Why is there not a question asking "Do you support the Syariah Criminal Code?"
3. Why are 111 questions to Question 1 and 603 responses to Question 2 "unaccepted"? May we have some samples of the rejected responses?'