KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak admitted that he was hurt by the many personal attacks launched by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad against him.
Najib, who is also UMNO president, said he could accept all the criticisms made by the former prime minister if it were against his policies and administration.
"But he (Dr Mahathir) voiced out his opinions on matters that are too personal...," he said in an interview with TV3 in conjunction with the UMNO General Assembly 2015.
The interview was conducted by Media Prima Berhad Group Managing Editor of News and Current Affairs Datuk Seri Mohd Ashraf Abdullah, The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Bhd Group Managing Editor Datuk Abdul Jalil Hamid and Utusan Group Editor-in-Chief Datuk Abdul Aziz Ishak.
Video clips of the interview are available at www.newsplus.my/live-tv.
Najib also said Dr Mahathir did not practice what he preached that when a leader was no longer in the government, should always support the government of the day.
"That's what he (Dr Mahathir) used to say...but in many cases, it was obvious to me that he did not practice what he preached when he was in the government," he said.
The prime minister