But the difference now is that the sides are clearly drawn on very racial lines.
The current simple majority government that has been formed will be a model for how the future of Malaysian politics will be.
Malaysians voted for a coalition that consisted of these 11 PKR MPs and Bersatu. Who gave them the right to decide to break up that coalition?
Anwar Ibrahim said that although he believed in the New Economic Policies of the past decades, Malaysia needs to move on and mature.