Well we don't have a prolific number of Japanese shihans here in Malaysia. We have one. He's the head of aikikai malaysia.
And yes, the dojo that seperated from aikikai malaysia is none other than mine. Since i'm not the sensei, i have no answers for you.
All i can say is, i don't see any changes in my aikido style. As far as i'm concerned, we are still practicing aikido. We still give respects to all aikidokas and my sensei has never stopped me from practicing with any other dojos or senseis.
I love the relaxed attitude we have on this.