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Storify: Tribute to Karpal Singh

The Star's reporters are posting live updates on the wake of Karpal Singh which is being held at his residence at 144A, Jalan Utama in Penang on Friday.

Karpal Singh, my loving husband

Karpal Singh’s wife Gurmit Kaur had always been the rock in his life. Theirs was a love story that began when they first met when he was 16 and she was just eight. Below are excerpts from an interview with Gurmit by Chin Mui Yoon which was published in The Star on Sept 10, 2006, two years after he was disabled in an accident.

Najib: Karpal a formidable opponent

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak described former DAP chairman and Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh as an implacable leader and a committed advocate in law.

Michael — shy man whose care spoke volumes

KUALA LUMPUR: Michael Cornelius was a man who did not speak much, but his unwavering attention to Karpal Singh spoke volumes about how much he cared for his boss.

An inspiring teacher and friend

CHELSEA L.Y. NG shares her memories of lawyer and politician Karpal Singh whom she regarded as a teacher and friend.

Death of a hero, birth of a legend

The death of Karpal Singh is a sad, sad thing. But what’s sadder is the dearth of humanity – that there are those who can celebrate the death of a fine man, or that they can incite others to hate just because they share the same views.

Karpal Singh: Photo Gallery

Early Thursday, veteran lawyer and opposition lawmaker Karpal Singh passed away in a car accident, along with long-time personal assistant Michael Cornelius, near Gua Tempurung on the North South Expressway near Kampar. Today. we pay tribute to the prominent Malaysian politician with a gallery of pictures of him over the years.

mStar Online gets a makeover

KUALA LUMPUR: The Star media group’s Bahasa Malaysia portal mStar Online has been relaunched, with its website getting a fresher look.

Garcia Marquez, godfather of magic realism, dies at 87

MEXICO CITY: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died Thursday at the age of 87.

Two hurt as ceiling at PWTC collapses

KUALA LUMPUR: A portion of a ceiling on the second floor balcony of the Putra World Trade Centre collapsed during an army demonstration, injuring two army officers.

Build stronger economic ties, Asian nations urged

ANKARA: Asian countries must strive to build stronger and more lasting economic connections both within the region and outside it, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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  2. Karpal Singh, my loving husband
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