With Karpal’s death, a light has gone out in Malaysia – best tribute to memory to Karpal is mushrooming of more lights to brighten the Malaysian national landscape of justice, rule of law and democracy


Malaysians, regardless of race, religion or region, the majority of whom had never met or known Karpal Singh, are in shock and mourning the sudden passing of the Tiger of Jelutong as a personal loss.

This is a testament of how the indomitable fight and struggle of Karpal for justice, the rule of law and democracy for over four decades have touched the lives of Malaysians, across race, religion, region, gender or age.

In his four decades of public life, particularly in law and politics, Karpal has never allowed power and position or his personal trials and tribulations – including detention under the notorious and draconian Internal Security Act under Operation Lalang in 1987 and his persecution under the Sedition Act with the threat of disqualification as elected Member of Parliament – to undermine his commitment to the cause of justice, the rule of law and democracy.

With Karpal’s death, a light has gone out in Malaysia.

But the best tribute to the memory of Karpal is the mushrooming of more lights to brighten the Malaysian national landscape of justice, the rule of law and democracy.

Malaysians grieve with Karpal’s family at the loss of a great Malaysian son and patriot.

May his soul rest in peace.

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  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 5:38 pm

    The last few months, Irene Fernadez, Bernard Khoo and now the irreplaceable Karpal underlies how urgent it is for reform to happen much faster. These great people sacrificed so much for something we all want. The question really is do we prove ourselves deserving of THEM..

  2. #2 by Di Shi Jiu on Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 9:20 pm

    Vale, Karpal Singh.

  3. #3 by boh-liao on Friday, 18 April 2014 - 12:17 am

    A SAD sad day indeed 2 rakyat Malaysia

    “Yes, how many deaths will it take till he knows
    That too many people have died?
    The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind
    The answer is blowin’ in the wind.”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l4nVByCL44

  4. #4 by boh-liao on Friday, 18 April 2014 - 1:04 am

    D p@ssing of a GIANT, d Conscience of a nation n a tireless scourge of Perkosa-UmnoB/BN incompetence n corruption

    “将有100个卡巴崛起。”

    His pa$sing exposed d worse than p@riah low-down Zulkifli N, Nawawi A, etc who will eternally bear d CURSE of d nation

    Will EmSiEh Heng propose dat they n their families 应该被抄家诛九族灭门绝后?

  5. #5 by Noble House on Friday, 18 April 2014 - 5:57 am

    “A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.” ~ Abbey, Edward.

    Karpal’s relentless fights against injustice in its own land more than anywhere else is legendary. It will be for sometime for anyone to emulate or even come close to the profound legacy he left behind. It is hoped his struggles will not go wasted but remain an inspiration to all of us.

  6. #6 by pulau_sibu on Friday, 18 April 2014 - 10:39 am

    I propose to establish the Karpal Singh Award, given annually to an individual who fights and contributed to the justice and freedom of Malaysia. Such an award would best be awarded through the legal institution(s). I hope this idea will materialise. Thank you

  7. #7 by Justice Ipsofacto on Friday, 18 April 2014 - 1:53 pm

    The great man didnt stop the fight for a better tommorrow.

    And neither should we.

    In the name of karpal singh we move on.

    So go forward people.

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