Pro-government ethnic Malay hardliners wave flags and shout slogans during a “red shirt” demonstration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on September 16. The overtly anti-Chinese rally drew concern from China’s ambassador. Photo: AFP
Pro-government ethnic Malay hardliners wave flags and shout slogans during a “red shirt” demonstration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on September 16. The overtly anti-Chinese rally drew concern from China’s ambassador. Photo: AFP

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Pro-government ethnic Malay hardliners wave flags and shout slogans during a “red shirt” demonstration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on September 16. The overtly anti-Chinese rally drew concern from China’s ambassador. Photo: AFP
Pro-government ethnic Malay hardliners wave flags and shout slogans during a “red shirt” demonstration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on September 16. The overtly anti-Chinese rally drew concern from China’s ambassador. Photo: AFP
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