Karpal Singh Died: MP Killed in Accident in Malaysia, Reports Say

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
April 16, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Karpal Singh, a Malaysian opposition MP and lawyer, died in a car accident, reports said Wednesday.

Gobind Singh Deo, his son, confirmed that he had died.

“With deep regret I announce the passing of my father YB Karpal Singh,” he wrote on Twitter.

Singh was traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Penang with his son and two others, ABC reported.

“I have just landed at Ankara when I heard the news that YB Karpal Singh died in a road accident . My condolences to the family,” Malaysian PM Mohd Najib Tun Razak wrote on Twitter. “We’ve lost a colleague; an indefatigable fighter for justice; d legendary Karpal Singh! Our sincere condolences to d family. RIP,” wrote Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim.

According to The Star, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak indicated that he got the news of his death. 

“I have just landed at Ankara when I heard the news that YB Karpal Singh died in a road accident. My condolences to the family,” he tweeted.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.