DAP lawmaker Hannah Yeoh had anticipated brickbats from Muslims and non-Muslims alike when she wore a hijab at a mosque.
It also triggered some within DAP, which is grappling over its future as a multiracial party after Pakatan Harapan's multiple setbacks, including its dismal performance in the Malacca state election last month.
By and large, DAP's leadership is steering the party towards greater diversification after decades of being labelled a Chinese outfit.
Part of this push includes reaching out to the Malays to overcome negative perceptions among the majority community.
However, this move has caused concern among those in DAP who feel the party's approach borders on appeasement and would lead to an erosion of support from its traditional base.
After Yeoh donned the hijab to meet with her Segambut constituents at the mosque, a heated argument erupted in...