"For me, ICERD is bad," university student Nurul Qamariah said at the rally. "It's bad because it will erode the position of Malays. This is a country for Malays. We want Malays to be superiors, but why do these people want to make Malays the same level as Chinese and Indians?"
If every nation were to take that ethnocratic attitude, Malays would be second class or lower in every nation but Malaysia. Such ethnocratic ideas led to colonialism and imperial invasions for land, etc., for the "superior race" or "superior ethnicity." If it were to hold sway again, Malaysia would be taken over (perhaps by the Indians or Chinese).