The global past-time was to fight colonialism and capitalism, to look inward with import-substitution and the chasing away of investors ostensibly colonial.
The closing was not only of the Malay Mind. The Chinese Mind was also closed, and so was the Indian Mind. Each looks to its own past and forgot its future.
The closing of the Malaysian Mind resulted in the systematic and willful destruction of the entrepreneurial spirit of an already advanced high-income global economy - with a narrowly defined educational system, and a narrowly defined arena for investments.
The future of the Malaysian economy lies not with foreign investors, but with the opening of the Malaysian Mind so that Malaysian Talents can flourish and Malaysian Capital released to take calculated risks and be entrepreneurial again.
The Malaysian Mind must be allow to flourish like the Malaysian Cuisine which is intermingled and where the hybrid is far more exciting than the original, although the original still display its quiet authencity.
The Malaysian Mind could have been distracted by political shinanigans, and probably still is, such as the PR ploy of 1Malaysia.
It is far better for Malaysians to forget who they think they are and for them to be themselves and as freely as a bird display what is in the innermost self. I bet, under those circumstances, we truly display ourselves as Malaysians.