GEORGE TOWN: The 800m-long IJM Promenade in Lebuh Sungai Pinang has been renamed Persiaran Karpal Singh or the Karpal Singh Drive.
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng launched the ceremony on Thursday. Almost 100 balloons were released as a symbolic gesture.
Lebuh Sungai Pinang 4 has also been renamed Persiaran Karpal Singh 1 while Lebuh Sungai Pinang 5 renamed Persiaran Karpal Singh 2.
“By renaming the roads, the late Karpal Singh’s contribution will always be remembered,” said Lim.
Among those present at the ceremony were Karpal’s widow Gurmit Kaur, his sons Ramkarpal Singh and Jagdeep Singh Deo, as well as Jagdeep’s wife and their three children.
Also present were Penang Municipal Council president Datuk Patahiyah Ismail, Batu Uban assemblyman Dr T. Jayabalan and Penang executive councillor Danny Law.
Karpal, a former DAP chairman, was killed in a road mishap along the North-South Expressway near Gua Tempurung, Perak, on April 17.