The outcome of the just-concluded Sarawak state election reflects increasing support of the people in the state for the Barisan Nasional and the BN-led government.

With such a mandate from the people, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said it was all the more necessary for the civil service to always keep in touch with the pulse of the people.

Speaking at the monthly assembly of the Prime Minister's Department, the premier said the agenda of the government is to fulfil the needs of the people, including in Sarawak and Sabah.

Citing the Pan Borneo Highway as an example, he said the government had well-planned development programmes for implementation, right down to the grassroots.

In the Sarawak state election on Saturday, the BN won 72 of the 82 seats at stake to achieve a super majority and retain the state government.

5 years earlier, the BN had won only 55, of the 71 seats at stake.