The relationship between the Red Bull team-mates first soured in 2010 when Webber felt Vettel was favoured as they battled for the drivers' championship and the issue resurfaced in Sepang when Vettel defied team orders to hold position and overtook Webber to win the race.
Hamilton says: "Red Bull have a clear one and two, they always have. And that is why they have always had the problems they have had.
"We don't have a one and two at Mercedes. I have always said, from the moment I was speaking to the team, that I wanted equality [with Nico Rosberg].
"They didn't offer me to be favoured but I just wanted to make the point that I am not a driver that comes and requests that like a lot of other drivers do.
"You have be able to look at yourself in the mirror [and say] you won fair and square. In Malaysia I don't feel like I won my spot fair and square. Although I did drive a decent race, I don't feel spectacular about it."
Hamilton, who was third on Sunday, was the beneficiary of team orders when his team principal, Ross Brawn, instructed Rosberg to back off to ensure both cars came home.
"Overall he did a better job. I am just going to keep pushing hard. Generally in Malaysia he had the better pace. I seem to be able to pull it out in Q3, whatever the circumstances, but he was pretty good in Malaysia, so I have got to make sure I am stronger in China [where Rosberg won his only race last year].
"Last year was a particular unique situation where Mercedes were very good. They got everything right. This year the tyres are different. We have to anticipate it will be different there for us.
"Walking off into the distance is probably not going to be the case. They say the car works pretty well there and if we can get a similar or result or better that would be amazing."
Meanwhile, Hamilton has denied a weekend report that he asked Bernie Ecclestone to get him a drive at Red Bull last year. According to the report, those efforts did not come to anything because Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz wanted to remain loyal to Webber.
Hamilton said: "I'm not quite sure why Bernie keeps making comments about me. It makes me a little bit nervous because we have quite a good relationship.
"I'm quite open with him with a lot of stuff, it is just through respect. I don't really know what to say. I think he said something about Red Bull. "I said to my management team to speak to all the teams and see what the best options were. There was no team I was particularly pushing for. At the end of the day I chose to be here and I'm happy here. It's the best decision I ever made."
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