The image on your left is the National Evangelical Christian Fellowship (NECF) of Malaysia poster where the ‘Hope’ trope is prominently invoked.
Pakatan Harapan‘s war cry for this election is ‘Membina Negara Memenuhi Harapan‘, as below.
⇓ Fulfiling ‘Hope’ and Christian aspirations?
‘Harapan’ is the name chosen by DAP for this coalition expressly created by the evangelical party after Islamist PAS was booted out from Pakatan Rakyat.
Christian literature is replete with the ‘Hope’ leitmotif. It is no coincidence that the DAP leadership is filled with evangelical Christians.
‘Hope’ is also arguably the most popular name for churches – click to expand image below.
Meanwhile, the BN GE14 slogan is ‘Hebatkan Negaraku’. Shades of MAGA (Make America Great Again)?