What if Dr Mahathir Mohamad is right? It could be true that for a coalition to win a general election, the most crucial element is to win the Malay vote.
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?
I answer all your burning questions in my Talking Edge column at Options, The Edge.
The privilege to be a leader is exactly that – a privilege. It is not a right.