On the 30th August 1986, a man by the name of Abdullah Ahmad, an Barisan Nasional MP from Kok Lanas then, delivered a speech on the “Issues in Malaysian Politics” at Singapore’s Institute of International Affairs. This was what he said :

“The Malays must be politically dominant in Malaysia as the Chinese are politically dominant in Singapore…”

“I know there are many Malays who have been telling me they would rather share poverty with Indonesia than see their political position eroded.”

He continued, saying :

“Without UMNO, as presently constituted, the future of the non-Malays would be bleak indeed”.