In The Malaysian Insider we read that Dr M claims Malays under siege.
Well ;-) try not to read too directly into his assertion but let’s attempt to discern what his real agenda is.
For a start, his argument that "… Malay support was now split among three parties — Umno, PAS and PKR — and suggested that the 'other races' were now taking advantage of the division" is far too simplistic.
I don’t see MCA or Gerakan has succeeded yet in taking advantage of UMNO, or do I detect DAP likewise exploiting PAS.
In reality the heartland support is currently in favour of UMNO with PAS in second place while poor PKR (with significant Chinese and Indian members) is currently in topsy turvy condition for a number of reasons – leader under siege (now, that's who is really under siege!), defections, etc
Leaving hardcore DAP supporters aside (just as PAS can’t do much about hardcore UMNO supporters or UMNO about hardcore PAS supporters), we have most of the Indians back in the BN camp while most of the Chinese (as mentioned, other than hardcore DAP supporters) are backing PAS where there is/will be a PAS candidate.
It is this situation, of Chinese supporting PAS candidates, which worries Dr M.
I did read somewhere , though I can’t say it is correct, that there are over 60 federal parliamentary seats where the non Malay voters could play a pivotal role, like in Bukit Gantang and Hulu Selangor (hmmm, would PAS have won if it was allowed to stand there instead fo PKR?)
If PAS were to win these 60+ seats, it’ll be the end (forever) for UMNO. PAS knows this, and shivering UMNO certainly knows this.
Thus it’s not the Malays but UMNO which is really under siege, because should the '60 seats' forecast happen, there will be a PAS-led (thus still a Malay-led) government.
But what the hey, nothing motivates the heartland than fear of Chinese takeover.