Karpal Singh: Funeral procession a final journey through the streets

PETALING JAYA - The Tiger will take one last journey through the roads of Penang before being laid to rest on Sunday.

Penang DAP Chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the funeral procession will start at 8am from the late Karpal Singh's residence in Jalan Utama and stop by locations that were significant in the life of the former Bukit Gelugor MP.

Chow explained on his Facebook page that the procession which is scheduled to start at 8am and end at 9am will go through Jalan Utama - Jalan Macalister - Peel Avenue - Jalan Perak - Jalan Burma - Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah - Lebuh Farquhar - Lebuh Light and end in Dewan Sri Pinang.

Upon arrival at the hall, the public will be allowed to pay their respects to Karpal until 10.30 am, after which representatives from the state government, political parties, associations, professional bodies and religious organisations can pay their respects.

According to the schedule this will be followed by a prayer session for the family members.

"At 11 am, the Cortege will leave Dewan Sri Pinang, during which time we request all participants to assemble outside the hall.

"The Cortege will then circle the Penang High Court building and stop in front of Green Hall, where his legal firm is located," he said adding that the procession will be led by the police followed by the DAP's Ubah truck and band as well as a bicycle and a big bike team.

Chow said the procession will turn left into Lebuh Light and proceed to the roundabout, on to the Penang State Assembly building.

"It will then continue along Lebuh Light, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, Lebuh Farquhar and stop briefly in front of St. Xavier Secondary School after which the procession will disperse and the Cortege will head on to the crematorium in Bukit Gantung.

"Those who would like to join the final journey may do so with their own vehicles or transport," he said.

Chow explained that the vehicle route starts from Lebuh Farquhar, straight to Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Jalan Larut, Jalan Burma, Jalan Pangkor, Jalan Perak, Jalan Macalister, Jalan Residensi, Jalan Utama, left to Scotland Road, straight until traffic junction, turn left into Jalan Batu Gantung and finally to the Crematorium at the end of the road where he will be laid to rest.

The arrangements thus far have been done by the Funeral Committee, and those who would like to participate in the last rites for the 'Tiger of Jelutong' can contact committee member Lim Hui Ying at 012 4053060.