Karpal Singh dies in car accident


(The Star) – DAP leader Karpal Singh died after the vehicle he was travelling in was involved in a crash near Gopeng, Perak on the North-South highway at 1.30am.

It was believed that 74-year-old Bukit Gelugor MP was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Penang to attend a court hearing later in the morning when the accident occurred.

The Toyota Alphard, he was in along with three passengers including his son Ramkarpal, was believed to have collided with a lorry before losing control.

His son, Gobind Singh Deo, when contacted confirmed that Karpal had died on the spot in the accident.

“His assistant Michael was also killed in the accident while the driver is critically injured.

“My brother Ram is slightly injured but we are trying to get through to him,” he said when contacted at 3.30am.

Gobind, who is Puchong MP, added that he was in Kuala Lumpur at the time of incident and will be heading to the accident site.