17th April 2014
Just finished reading the bibliography book about Karpal Singh entitled "Karpal Singh Tiger Of Jelutong" last week,and this morning the whole Malaysians were stunned by the sudden demised of Mr Karpal Singh due to traffic accident.
As Tim Donoghue put it in the bibliography, Karpal Singh was one of Malaysia's most prominent lawyers and a controversial figure both in the law and politics. Ever since I heard about Karpal Singh while I was still serving in the Armed Forces, he was always an outspoken advocate of human right in Malaysia for more than 40 years, both as lawyer and politicians. His sudden demised is a big lose to Malaysia. If I were asked to choose, I prefer those useless and racist Malaysians liked Zulkifli Nordin, Ibrahim Katak or Dr Mahathir to die first. But now we have to accept the fact that Malaysia had just lost its most valuable son. Hopefully all of his children will be able to continue his struggle.
How Did He Pass Away.
|May Your Soul Rest In Peace Karpal Singh Tiger of Jelutong|
KAMPAR: Bukit Gelugor MP and veteran DAP leader Karpal Singh was killed when the car he was travelling in collided with a five-tonne lorry near Gua Tempurung on the North South Expressway here early Thursday.
The impact of the crash at about 1am killed the prominent lawyer and his assistant, C Michael, on the spot. Karpal's son, Ramkarpal, and the car's driver, C Selvam, were injured.
Karpal's Indonesian domestic helper was also injured and is in critical condition.
He was on his way to Penang to attend a court case later in the day.
In 2005, Karpal was involved in an accident which left him paralysed and wheelchair-bound. He was returning to his home in Penang when a car hit his taxi at the rear.
Karpal graduated from University of Singapore and started his law practice before becoming a DAP politician in 1978.
He recently stepped down as DAP chairman pending his appeal against a sedition charge of uttering seditious words against the Sultan of Perak in 2009.