GEORGETOWN, April 20 – Mourn Karpal Singh, But Honour Him By Celebrating His Accomplishments And Realising His Aspiration Of Justice, Integrity and Freedom. We mourn the untimely and unexpected passing of DAP National Chairman and Member of Parliament for Bukit Gelugor, Sdr Karpal Singh. Sdr Karpal is a 8-term Member of Parliament of Bukit Gelugor and Jelutong, as well as a 3 term state assemblyman in Penang, first elected in 1978. For 40 years, Karpal dedicated his life to the legal profession, fighting for justice. upholding our constitutional rights of freedom and humans rights. His landmark cases are textbook references for lawyers. A devoted father and husband to his wife Gurmit, both of them brought up 5 children who are all successful practicing lawyers except for the youngest who is an account.
The eldest Jagdeep is presently a Penang State Exco Member whilst the second eldest Gobind is a Member of Parliament for Puchong. With his life suddenly cut short 74 years following a tragic accident on 17 April 2014, Penang has lost an upstanding and outstanding leader and lawyer. The rakyat lost a fearless ”tiger” with an indomitable spirit who stood up for the poor, weak, defenceless and dispossessed. But it his fighting spiriting that stand out. You can detain Karpal physically but you can never detain his spirit. I saw this myself whilst we were both detained without trail under the now repealed ISA in 1998 un Kamunting Detention Camp. He suffered from sere spinal back pains but refused to yield. Let us therefore mourn Karpal Singh, but at the same time honour him by Celebrating his accomplishments and realising his aspiration of justice, integrity and freedom. Thank You Karpal – Rest In Peace.
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