NAJIB! ... It was not an advice, says Dr M
Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad clarified that his recent criticisms about the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was not advice.
He said it was up to the person criticised to accept it or not and also to make changes to better what was criticised.
“Maybe my criticisms were baseless but they should be tested to know for sure,” he wrote in his latest blog posting.
He said the election process was the best test in a democratic nation.
“If my criticisms were baseless and the policies of those under fire should be continued, then surely a convincing victory can be achieved.“And if on the flip side if your performance was worse, than maybe my criticisms have merit."He said after the 2004 General Election, the fifth Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi lost five states in GE12.“His successor should have done better but he didn’t.“Najib did even worse even after giving millions of ringgit to the people, ignoring the New Economic Policy, entertaining people that did not appreciate it, increasing national debt and listening to foreign consultants.”