My thinking is that as at this point of time i.e. after the GE 12, Malays are now a minority in a majority government. Just look at Selangor and Perak. This two Malays majority states are already under heavy influence of the non-malays minority with Malays are equally divided. No, the Malays are not the majority here, they are just the silenced majority. Even at the federal government to much emphasis is giving on addressing the issue of Sabah and Sarawak.
Questioning the on whether the Malays have changed politically would depend on the behaviors of the non-malays against what is very important to the Malays. Among what is important to the Malays are the sovereign of the Sultans, Islam and their traditional customs.
As the silenced majority, most Malays are keeping away from debating issues that are deem sensitive to the other races, like the social contract, participating in discussions over racially inclined debates, especially that touches on the Malay special rights as guaranteed under the constitution.
Other pertinent concerns of the Malays is the behaviors of the non-malays leaders, as well as their supporters, mostly the behaviors from the DAP and some non-malays PKR leaders. I think at this point of time, most of the Malays are tolerating those 'Malaysian for Chinese' behaviors from the DAP.
Will the Malays truly changed actually will very much depending on the behaviors of the non-malays. If the Malays feel that they are push to the wall by the non-malays leaders with their concerns about their dominance in Malaysian's customs, Sultan's sovereign and Islam as the Federal Religion are not address by the PR leadership, I am not surprise that they will switch back to UMNO. Even at this juncture, there has been rumors that there are informal discussions among PAS and UMNO for Malays unity.
In my opinion, there have not been enough politics on taking care the sensitivity or the concern of the Malays. The case in which DAP assemblymen refused to wear a songkok in Johor was really a bad publicity and have make the Malays thinking about DAP's Malaysian Malaysia ideology.
Most of the political leaders are busy taking care of the non-malays expectation that they seem to neglect on the concerns of the Malays.
Forum like one organized by Bar Malaysia, as reported by Malaysiakini, 'Bar Council's forum, ‘The Social Contract' fantasy to fiction certainly will not help in reducing the Malays anxiety against the non-malays.
I think the non-malays must understand the feelings of their Malays friend. Most Malays now are thinking that their rights, customs and the sovereign of their Sultans are being invaded.