Saturday, April 19, 2014

Karpal Singh Drive: CM proposes that sea front be renamed

GEORGE TOWN: Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng suggested that the Promenade in Lebuh Sungai Pinang be renamed as the Karpal Singh Drive.

"I will be proposing it in the next state exco meeting that we rename the 800m long IJM Promenade as the Karpal Singh Drive as an honour and memory to him," he told a press conference at Karpal's residence in Jalan Utama here on Saturday

In Bahasa Malaysia, it will be known as Pesiaran Karpal Singh.

Lim then presented a map of the IJM Promenade with the new name to Karpal's wife Gurmit Kaur.

"During this difficult period I would like to put on record my utmost appreciation towards the state government for assisting in the entire proceedings and giving my late husband a funeral with state honours by lowering state flags to half mast until tomorrow and by giving him a state flag to be draped over his casket and a two-hour public funeral," said Gurmit Kaur.

It was the first time Karpal's wife spoke to the press since his untimely death on Thursday.

"I am also grateful to the state government for announcing that the promenade in Sungai Pinang is to be named Karpal Singh Drive.

"The Tiger of Jelutong has now a road named after him in the place he had served for five terms," she said.

*Taken from The Star Online
*For Karpal Singh biodata, click  here.

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