The small town of Kampar, Perak, saw a surprisingly huge turnout at a rally last week held by the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), a member party of the ruling coalition that has seen dwindling support over the last 10 years.
Over a thousand residents crowded the town square on Monday last week ahead of campaigning for Malaysia's May 9 polls, a rare sight that shocked even some within Barisan Nasional (BN), as former deputy foreign minister and MCA vice-president Lee Chee Leong went on the stump in a bid to win back the ward that was once a stronghold for the ruling coalition.
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