If I were him, I would feel guilty as well as despondent for having failed to uplift their financial standing and education significantly as Prime Minister for 22 years.
If I were a Malay, I would feel insulted for being looked upon as being unable to look after myself without special privileges.
If I were a foreigner, I would feel it does not make sense that a majority race of over 60% could be under siege when the PM, DPM, and most of the senior Ministers are Malays, as well as more than 90% of the armed forces, police, and civil servants too.
If the Malays are divided now and they are vulnerable to the influence of the crafty non-Malays, what makes him think the Chinese and Indians are not similarly divided because of different political ideologies?
The population of the Malays are increasing at a higher rate because of higher birth rates and polygamy, so the future can only be more Malays in percentage term. So what is this fear of Malays under siege? Being under 'siege' means being surrounded by enemies about to attack, so could a majority race be surrounded by minorities under such aggressive circumstances? It does not make sense, does it?