Former Penang Bar Committee chairperson C V Prabhakaran, who had worked with Karpal, has described the late lawyer as “a valiant fighter for justice”.
“He was undoubtedly one of the best criminal as well as civil lawyers in this country,” said Prabha, who started practising law in 1974.
The senior lawyer said Karpal fought for his clients fearlessly with distinction and merit. “The courts will lose a lawyer of high integrity and intelligence.”
He was a man of humility and unquestionable integrity, noted Prabha. “He was quite well known for his free defence of underprivileged persons accused of any crime.”
Prabha, who served as one of the co-counsels with Karpal in Anwar’s second sodomy trial, has been invited again to join Anwar’s legal team for the appeal against the sodomy conviction.
“(Karpal was) a brave politician who did not fear the administrators who were against him at one time,” said Prabha. “May he rest in peace.”