This was how Umno performed in the 14 general elections since 1959:
In the best year Umno won 57% of the seats and in the worst year, which is this year, Umno won 24% of the seats. Umno’s ‘normal’ performance is between 35% to 50% of the seats in Parliament.
In short, the only time Umno ever won more than 51% of the seats was during GE2 in 1964. The other time Umno won just 50% of the seats was in GE1 in 1959, soon after Merdeka. Even in GE11 in 2004, four months after Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi took over as Prime Minister from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (Malaysia’s Second Merdeka), Umno won just 49% of the seats. In all other times it was less than 50% of the seats.
Hence, other than GE2 in 1964, Umno was NEVER able to form the government on its own. In 1959 and 1969, Umno needed its coalition partners in the Alliance Party to form the government. And from 1974 to 2013, for ten general elections, Umno needed its coalition partners in Barisan Nasional to form the government.
The oil belongs to Terengganu, Kelantan, Sabah and Sarawak but the federal government has been stealing it since 1974 and has been giving back just 5% to the states
In other words, never mind who leads