Most people will say I am a bullshitter or attention seeker nut if I say Malaysian Chinese are actually Malay descendants. Both Malay and Chinese supremacy extremists will condemn me to hell.
The DNA tests on Chinese population in the China mainland by a group of Chinese scientists revealed the DNA variations for Chinese in the North and South of Yangzi River are too big to be classified as one race.
The Chinese in the north are Mongolian type like Korean and Japanese while Chinese in the south are Malay type like Thai, Vietnam, Cambodian and Filipino
This research finding is not widely circulated and published because Chinese government wanted them to remain as a single Han race. Feel free to email me to request for a Chinese language CCTV documentary video about this finding.
I can guess with fairly accurate a Mainland Chinese is from the North or South China from their face features.
Since the majority of Malaysia Chinese is from Fujian and Guangdong in the south, they are mostly Malay type Chinese unless their ancestors are migrants from the north.
My ancestors were from the Middle Plain at the north of Yangzi River, my face feature is inclined to Northern Han, but my skin color is more darker than the Northern Han.
This finding may explain some Malaysian Chinese look like Malays even their parents are pure Chinese. In one occasion, a Malay woman approached my Chinese friend and confidently said his daughter is a Malay girl from her appearance.
There is no doubt Malaysian Chinese is culturally different with Malay, but actually their bloodline is closer to Malay than Mahathir mamak.
Of course, my hypothesis is still need hard evidence from DNA tests.