PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's criticisms will be considered, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
"I will accept all criticisms from Tun Mahathir, but I wish to state that the reality is that I am responsible to the people and the party" said Najib in a televised interview on Thursday night.
He said that time would tell if the relationship between him and the former prime minister would remain as it was before.
"I surrender the determination of my position to the people and the party. It does not mean that I do not respect any one individual. The reality is that I must surrender my position to the people and the party," said Najib.
Dr Mahathir had upped his criticism of Najib and the Government over the last week, criticising the Prime Minister via blog posts on his chedet.cc blog.
In a post on April 2, Dr Mahathir stated that his criticisms of Najib were simply because he wanted to see Barisan Nasional win in the 14th general election.
"It will not win if Najib is the leader. I had great hopes when Najib took over from Abdullah (former premier Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi).
"But he (Najib) did even worse than Abdullah, losing more badly in Selangor where he was Umno head," Dr Mahathir had said.