The internet was cut across the country as dozens of demonstrators gathered on the streets of the capital Khartoum to protest the arrests, setting fire to tyres.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida enjoys public support 11 days into the job, boding well for his goal of maintaining a lower house majority for his Liberal Democratic Party and its Komeito party coalition partner.
Overall, the audit found that the implementation of government activities, projects and programmes had been done according to the set objectives although issues of inefficiency and non-compliance remained as well.
Political observers say it will be difficult for 'kleptocrats' to sabotage the government if its cooperation with Pakatan Harapan goes as planned.
Others include the empowerment of the Covid-19 plan and administrative transformation.
Both sides have pledged to focus on a 'new political landscape' as the country continues its Covid-19 battle.
He also criticises the pace of Malaysia's vaccine rollout, saying the country lags far behind Israel, the US and the UK.
He might do well to emulate other prime ministers who were in power during times of turmoil.
The survey, carried out four times from January to April, also shows an increase in confidence in the Covid-19 vaccine.