Thursday, April 17, 2014

Karpal Singh dies in road accident

Malaysia has lost a great statesman, a true patriot, a fighter for the people.
Farewell, Tiger of Jelutong.
Rest in peace.

Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh died in a car accident on the North-South Expressway this morning near Gua Tempurung, Kampar in Perak.

Kampar police chief Superintendent Ng Kong Soon confirmed that Karpal died in a road accident at KM306.1 of the North-South Expressway near Gua Tempurung at 12.40 am today.

Karpal, who would have turned 74 in June, was believed to be travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Penang to attend a court hearing scheduled for this morning. Continue reading: The MalaysianInsider

From Malasiakini:
Veteran opposition MP and lawyer Karpal Singh was killed in an accident near Gopeng in Perak this morning.

His long-time personal assistant Michael Cornelius Selvam Vellu, 39, was also killed.

Karpal's son Ram Karpal and the driver were also injured in the accident which occurred at 1.10am near 301.6km northbound marker along the the North-South Highway.

Malaysiakini learnt that Karpal and his son, who is also a lawyer, were heading north for a court case later today.

Photos taken at the scene of the accident - near Gua Tempurung
in Kampar - show the white Toyota Alphard badly damaged. Continue reading: Malaysiakini

Update on April 23:

The late YB Karpal Singh's family says "Thank you"..


  1. RIP Karpal, you will always be remembered..

  2. I just got to know this morning.. RIP..

  3. RIP Karpal, such loss to the nation.