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(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
RAUB: The Barisan Nasional's ability to increase the majority by more than 100 per cent is a clear message that the people support Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's leadership.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said it was a very meaningful victory as it also showed the people's backing for the BN and the government.
Speaking to reporters after the Batu Talam by-election result was announced here last night, he said the total votes received by BN candidate Abdul Aziz Mat Kiram was also higher than that garnered in the 2004 general election.
He added that the high voter turnout proved …