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.