This interview captures a little bit about the man himself and what motivated him to persevere with courtroom battles and his political struggle despite the seemingly insurmountable odds.
Here, this video of Karpal Singh’s funeral will give you a better idea of the crowd and the mood on the streets. And it will show that certain people in the mainstream media have great difficulty estimating the size of the turnout.
Some lovely photos by blog contributor Tunglang. They capture the outpouring of emotions – deep sorrow, a sense of loss, a celebration of Karpal Singh’s life – that engulfed the common people who gathered in their thousands near the legend’s old haunts: the Penang State Assembly, the Penang High Court, his office opposite the High Court at Green Hall, and St Xavier’s Institution, where he grew from a cub to a majestic tiger, prowling the corridors of power and the halls of law in hot pursuit of justice.
Some photos I took of the scene at Dewan Sri Pinang and then along the street. Incredible outpouring of sorrow; yet also a spontaneous celebration of his life.