Respecting the deceased

WITH the passing of the late, great Karpal Singh, you get a sense that for many, the nation has indeed lost one of its most illustrious sons. It is one thing seeing it from his friends, political colleagues and constituents, but we also saw genuine sadness and respect from those he opposed. Some of it may just be a public relations exercise, of course, but for many, many others, the words expressed did reflect their honest feelings for the prominent lawyer and politician.

Some notable words that have been said include a testimonial from his comrade-in-arms Lim Kit Siang, a press statement from PAS spiritual adviser and former Kelantan mentri besar Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat, a Twitter testimonial from minister and Kota Belud MP Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan and reactions from former adversaries Tun Ling Liong Sik and Datuk Seri Samy Vellu. The latter even shed tears, a side of him we have not seen in a long time, owing to his larger-than-life, almost caricature-like, public persona.

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