For once malaysiakini and the main stream media have a common story about our PM's wrath against the claims of "ethnic cleansing".
There is even a call by a MB to revoke the citizenship of the leaders of the movement.
Instead of trying to find out what caused the group of usually compliant citizens to rebel against authority, it seems the iron glove is being shown.
It shows that the 50 years of power and authority have left the national leaders incapable of seeking workable solutions except to threaten all with fire and brimstone.
The NEP was for a fixed period and during those long years of deprivation and sacrifice by the non-Bumis, the Bumi leaders were basically given a blank cheque to solve the imbalance problems.
We can see the result in Malaysian society:
I estimate the government service is not composed of about 90% Bumis,well beyond the population ratio.
The percentage in the police and the armed forces will not be much different.
Houses still need to be provided with 10% to 15% discount even for those who already own a house.
Perhaps "ethnic cleansing" is too strong a word for that implies being forced from one's home and into exile as a refugee if you escape the death squads.
But we have a different type of discrimination formulated during the past 38 years of the NEP.
Barriers to enter university.
No access to the civil service.
Difficulties to secure business deals.
No one wants to hear any preaching about religious duties or convictions but just make sure your actions match your words.
Do remember the saying.
"What you do speaks so loudly I cannot hear what you are saying".