The superpowers currently colonise countries such as Malaysia through economic and mind control as it was no longer to exert their dominance via military strength and occupation.
Hence, media via internet and banks are the latest crucial dynamics to exert this new form of colonisation.
“It is basically colonisation of the mind,” said Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak in his blog posting.
He said it worked since 100 years ago when the West first embarked upon controlling a country by determining how its people think.
He said nowadays all it needed was the media, the social media included, to bring down countries if the right strategy was applied.
He said popularity of Internet had made it possible for one to dictate public opinion and guide the thinking of the people.
“Today, military occupation can no longer be applied.
“The superpowers need to colonise countries such as Malaysia through economic domination and through what some would crudely call mind control,” said the minister.
In the past, for more than 2,000 years, colonisation has always been through military intervention or occupation.
However, Salleh cited the Malayan Emergency, Korean War and Vietnam War among others as proofs that military might was no longer enough.
“It would take more than guns to dominate a country,” he said.
While the US used the military to fight the Korean and Vietnam Wars without much success, he said the British successfully used the fight to win the hearts and minds of the people.
He said this was the reason why Malaysia was not a communist state today and had been among a few countries to win the war against communism.
He said Britain could not afford to lose a prized colony like Malaya as it was important to the former colonial ruler.
He said Britain was practically bankrupted by Word War II (WWII) and Malaya contributed to two-thirds of the British economy.
“Without Malaya, Britain would have taken a far longer time to recover,” said Salleh.