GEORGETOWN, April 17 – Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh will Be given State Funeral on 11am this Sunday at Dewan Sri Pinang says CM Lim Guan Eng. It was a highly emotional scene at the MP Karpal Singh house when his body arrive at his home around 3.30pm this afternoon. His wife Gurmit Kaur was inconsolable, as she wailed, “why, why.” Karpal’s son, Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo, who was holding his mother when the body arrive at his house. Both of theme were killed when the Toyota Alphard which they were travelling in collided with a lorry near Gua Tempurung, here at about 1am on early thursday morning.
Karpal Singh’s funeral this Sunday morning will be accorded the Penang state honours, announced Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng here today. “This means the state flags would be flown half-mast until the funeral day on Sunday. “The state flag will be accorded to cover Karpal’s casket. “Finally a public ceremony will be held in Dewan Sri Pinang for the lay public to pay their last and final respects to Karpal. “This is the last respect being accorded to a Penang MP and a statesman by the state government,” Lim told a press conference at Karpal’s house in Jalan Utama here today .He said the state executive council decided this afternoon to honour Karpal, a son of Penang, a funeral with state honours. Also present were Karpal’s sons Gobind and Jagdeep Singh Deo, and Penang DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow.
Chow has been appointed as the coordinator to accord the state honours for Karpal’s funeral.Gobind and Jagdeep later thanked the state government for according their father, a senior parliamentarian and DAP’s leader, a funeral with state honours. They also thanked leaders of various political parties, such as Deputy Prime Minister and Umno deputy president Muhyiddin Yassin, PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim and PAS stalwart Mohamad Sabu, supporters and lay public for visiting and paying their last respects to their father. Meanwhile Anwar said the loss of Karpal was irreplaceable.