Michael Ong

Karpal was unquestionably unique

A gentle giant among lawyers and politicians

Relentlessly reaching for justice within a weaken judiciary

Playing the game despite rigged rules and changing goal posts

Always hoping against hope that a new dawn will deliver

Light despite the constraints of a limited democracy

Such was his lifelong quest fighting for others less versed in law

Indomitable in spirit and against the odds he persistently prevailed

Not counting the personal costs he fought for all Malaysians

Giving his time and energy to achieve a Malaysian Malaysia

His life is thus a challenge and call to all Malaysians to achieve his dream.

  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 10:14 am

    Zul Nordin now calling Karpal his friend proves that most of UMNO/BN praise and respect of Karpal is merely further narcissism to wash themselves with the decency and greatness of Karpal and an admission that they belong to a cesspool that they make and drag us all in, and they can never wash themselves off and nagging fear they will all ultimately be buried in it, which is our duty to honor Karpal by realizing their worst fears..

  2. #2 by pulau_sibu on Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 1:05 pm

    sorry for repeated posting. I hope this may catch the eyes of some of the heavy weight politicians.

    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.

  3. #3 by Justice Ipsofacto on Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 1:21 pm

    Karpal’s death raises the spirit amongst us to fight for change several levels higher.

  4. #4 by pulau_sibu on Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 10:54 pm

    In my view, the two greatest political heroes in Malaysia are Lim Kit Siang and Karpal Singh, with Anwar later joining them as a team. But with current political atmosphere, I honestly did not expect Karpal to be loved and respected by so many people, even with the politicians from the other side of the border. Karpal must also be very surprised if he could see it, so was Kit Siang, I supposed. A lesson we learned is, if one does good work for the people and country according to his heart, he/she would be remembered forever by the people.

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