COMMENT | While Pakatan Harapan is the anchor political coalition of the present government on the basis of strong non-Malay support, there are serious doubts about whether the coalition can defend and advance the collective interests of the non-Malays.
The non-Malay support for the government is through the DAP and PKR. These two are termed multiracial political parties different from ethnic political parties such as the MCA and MIC.
Both the ethnic communities abandoned the MCA and MIC and jumped ship to participate in the politics of the DAP and PKR before the 2008 general election.
For the last 15 years or so, the non-Malay political support for the DAP and PKR has been pretty much intact.