Lim Kit Siang, the opposition stalwart, is not impressed with PM Abdullah's response to his critics. Lim echoed Mukriz Mahathir's sentiment of the PM speech at the recently concluded UMNO general assembly and he thinks the response contained nothing new.
Some observers I have spoken to have voiced similar sentiment. They said it is best for PM Abdullah to listen, take note and respond with swift policy actions on several governance and economic issues instead of brushing off his critics. It seems that some of Abdullah trusted old buddies have stopped advising him too. They opined he has stopped listening.
We shall see in the following months if the PM has stopped listening or not.