The 4Rs - race, royalty, religion and the rural people - have been used by Umno Baru to divide and rule Malaysia.
When Najib asked the rhetorical question, “Where would the Malays be without Umno Baru?”, it was a cry of desperation and an admission of defeat.
Umno Baru’s hold on the Malays is slipping. Najib and Umno Baru are scared. Without the Malays, where would Umno-Baru be? Domination of the Malays is not about protecting their rights. It is all about power and status.