Funeral for a true son of Penang

By Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

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The morning was soft and cloudy – but only for a while. By 10am, the sun was blazing and having its usual relentless way with Penangites. Perhaps as many as 20,000 of us were already gathered outside Dewan Sri Pinang, where the body of one of Penang’s most beloved sons had been lying in state since 8am that Sunday, April 20, 2014.Karpal Singh – respected lawyer, fiery MP for Bukit Gelugor and foe of countless bigots is no more. He...

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Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His latest book is Signals in the Noise: Notes on Penang, Malaysia and the World (Singapore: Faction Press) Homepage: