Pakatan got it wrong, BN won more popular votes, says Najib

(TMI) – Umno has refuted Pakatan Rakyat’s vaunted claim that it won the popular vote in the 13th general election, saying that the Barisan Nasional (BN) won the popular vote in nine states compared to Pakatan’s four.

Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak also said that Umno as a party won more popular votes than any of Pakatan’s three parties.

His statement comes after Umno has been smothered by claims from Pakatan: that Pakatan won 51% of the popular vote despite not forming the Federal Government; and that BN was a minority government as it won only 47% of the popular vote in the May polls.

Najib, who is also Prime Minister, said this in his policy speech at the opening of the Umno general assembly at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur today.