Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said while anyone is free to form a Malay-based party, society should move beyond the need for raced-based solutions.
He said this when asked to comment on the move by his former rival and once Pakatan Harapan comrade Dr Mahathir Mohamad to form yet another Malay-based political party.
“It is a democratic country, so people should be free to form any party unhindered by rules and legislations.
"Having said that, I represent PKR, a party that talks about reforms and justice, transcending race… what I consider obsolete (that) there are other solutions but race-based.
“I think after 60 years of independence, to mature as a society, to ensure Malays feel secure having been given the opportunities, respect and dignity...