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Langkawi MP unrepentant, continues insults on late Karpal, says Facebook user

A Barisan Nasional MP whose Facebook posting poking fun at the death of Karpal Singh shocked Malaysians has again insulted the late DAP leader, this time comparing him to a hostile figure in Islamic history who fought against Prophet Muhammad. Facebook user Shamsul Kamal Ariffin Mohd Nasir, 42, told The Malaysian Insider that... Read More

A man writes a condolence note during a vigil at Dataran Merdeka to remember the late Karpal Singh, who died in an accident on Thursday. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, April 19, 2014.

A man writes a condolence note during a vigil at Dataran Merdeka to remember the late Karpal Singh, who died in an accident on Thursday. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, April 19, 2014.

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In Malaysia, very few politicians who stand up for their principles

COMMENTARY BY THE MALAYSIAN INSIDER

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