Mahathir lauds freedom of speech in Bersatu

Modified 30 Dec 2018, 2:34 pm

BERSATU AGM | Dr Mahathir Mohamad today lauded the freedom of speech afforded to delegates at the Bersatu annual general assembly in Putrajaya.

Contrasting his party to Umno, the Bersatu chairperson said delegates were not given instructions to steer clear of any topics, and pointed out that party leaders also found themselves on the receiving end of criticism.

"The speakers were free to speak, not only were ministers and the supreme council members criticised, but so were the delegates themselves.

"This is the freedom we have... it is unlike the other party, where you get gifts and payments not to speak up," he said in an apparent reference to Umno.

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