Malaysia's wealth is primarily due to the Chinese living there (mostly Christian) and secondarily to the smaller community of Indians (mostly Hindu but some Christian). The local Malays just sit on their behinds. They wouldn't have gotten anywhere if it wasn't for the apartheid laws passed by Mahathir Mohammed. Pity about China though -- once they chuck off their communist party, I'd more than welcome them into the brotherhood of nations: the Chinese are good people -- look at the marvellous examples of overseas Chinese in places from Taiwan to Canada to australia to the UK to the US
You wouldn't believe how many friends of mine from Malaysia that told me in no uncertain terms how lazy the native Malays are. Almost every significant business in Malaysia has them Chinese running the show but it is the Malays who are showing up as the bosses (in name only).
They also complain how much Islamic prayer sessions television stations show - when the prayer time is due all normal programmes stop and then Korans are broadcast. Add to it the incredible corruptions from Malay bureaucrats in government and it is a recipe for discontent.