PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was wrong to say that Umno needed to be open to criticism said Umno Youth chief, Khairy Jamaluddin (pic) .
On Tuesday, a news portal reported Khairy as saying that Umno had always accepted criticism and party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak also accepted dissenting views.
Khairy said Umno had never prohibited anyone from speaking out against the party leadership, as he claimed that delegates were always allowed to express their views during party meetings.
Dr Mahathir in his blog post stated that Umno was a party that practised self censorship, where silencing opposing views and instilling fear of speaking out was accepted.
He also added that the administration of the current Prime Minister and its policies reflected the 'yes-men' culture.