Thursday, April 17, 2014
Rest in Peace YB Karpal Singh, the Tiger of Jelutong
I have known YB Karpal since very young and so does my family. My sister what's app me thus:
"I am feeling very sad. I know Karpal as a brother who used to bring lunch everyday for me and his wife Gurmit in the Penang library". I whatsapped her back:
"His time has come and we can only wish his soul the best as God pleases. He passed away in the course of duty - not many get that opportunity at his age - he's lucky".
I have always had the utmost respect for him as a lawyer . The case laws are evident of his contribution to the development of law in the country. Though I may not agree with some of his politics, nevertheless I have respect for his sincere commitment to his politics - there are not many politicians like that around in this country or in the world.
He is a brave soul who speaks his mind and an extremely hardworking man - both in law and in politics. I have always known him to be kind in my dealings with him. Only "regret" I have is that we never got about to do a talk show with him on "Rapera" because of our respective busy schedules.
His contribution in national politics is immense that he should be awarded a national award posthumously - this will speak well of incumbent politicians' maturity.
My deepest condolences to his family and may whatever good he had sought for be continued.