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.
kind of similar to the Middle East --> all the businesses there are run by Indians.