Pakatan Rakyat lost popular votes in 9 states, Labuan and Putrajaya is the kind of basic analysis that should have come from deep inside BN's intelligence. The piece totally obliterates past and future claims by Anwar Ibrahim and his army of sore losers that Pakatan had won the popular votes therefore they should be declared the winner of the 13th General Election and so he should be Prime Minister of Malaysia [Barisan secured 133 parliamentary seats against PR's 89 to win the polls by a simple majority].
But no, the analysis was written by blogger Syed Akbar Ali, who does it in his free time and without any help from BN. In fact, he based his analysis almost entirely on data made available by Malaysiakini, the pro-Pakatan website!
The data also proves Najib Razak right about the "Chinese tsunami". In states and areas where the majority of the population are Chinese, BN was given a trouncing. There's room for improvement but the Malays have certainly swung back to BN this time around. That can be attributed to not just UMNO's strength (with the exception of UMNO in Selangor, perhaps) but also the weakening of PKR and PAS where support from the Malays is concerned. But while UMNO has grown stronger, its partners in BN, especially MCA and Gerakan, are struggling to remain relevant. Sabah and Sarawak are solidly BN and, with a more Cabinet representation this time, the two states are expected to resist Pakatan's brand of politics for a while.
Read OutSyed the Box's piece again h e r e and make your own analysis.
p.s. The PM has finally come out to say that BN did not steal victory in GE13. Should have done this sooner and should have borrowed some of Tuan Syed's arguments ...