Dr Ahmad Zahid: Barisan will win big in general election

(The Star) – Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has dismissed the findings of a recent polls dry run which showed Barisan Nasional losing the Negri Sembilan and Perak state governments to the Opposition.

He said Barisan would in fact win a bigger majority due to stronger support, not only from the Malays but from the other races as well.

“This will be proven at the next general election,” he told reporters at Mindef here, Tuesday.

Dr Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Defence Minister, was responding to an online news portal report on Monday.

He was confident Umno would perform better than it did at the 2008 general election “because voters have seen that Pakatan Rakyat is not a viable alternative”.

“Voters who voted for the Opposition at the 12th general election thought they will have a better government,” said Zahid.

“Now they realise it’s actually not true.”