At a night-time rally in the south Johor town of Kulai last week, opposition supporters turned up in red shirts emblazoned with a subtly altered common Chinese New Year greeting that read: "May regime change come to pass."
A month earlier, Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) deputy chief Wee Ka Siong had lambasted the pact by Chinese-majority Democratic Action Party (DAP) to work with its former nemesis Mahathir Mohamad, saying: "They are not an alliance of hope (Pakatan Harapan). They are an alliance of hypocrisy."
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