Delegates at the 66th Umno general assembly stood in saddened silence and some shed tears, touched by an overseas Umno club student representative’s rendition of ‘Anak Kecil Main Api’, a song that bemoans the fate of Malays for being sidelined in their own land.

Air mata darah bercampur keringat. Bumi dipijak milik orang(Shedding tears and blood mixed with sweat. The land we stand on, belongs to someone else),” reads the lyrics sung by Tokyo Umno Club representative Arif Yassir Zulkafli.