Karpal Singh dies in road accident, son injured

By LOOI SUE-CHERN
April 17, 2014

Karpal Singh dies in road accident, son injured Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh died in a car accident on the North-South Expressway this morning near Gua Tempurung, Kampar in Perak. Kampar police chief Superintendent Ng Kong Soon... Read more

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  • A family member of missing passengers who were on the South Korean ferry 'Sewol' which sank in the sea off Jindo covers her face as she cries at a port where family members of missing passengers gathered in Jindo today. The death toll from a capsized South Korean passenger ferry rose to 25 as parents of missing schoolchildren blamed the ship's captain for the tragedy after he and shipping company officials made emotional apologies for the loss of life. – Reuters pic, April 18, 2014. Read More
  • Firefighter Huangpu Jiangwu hugs a burning gas cylinder as he removes it from the site of a fire incident in Wuhan, Hubei province, January 3, 2014. Huangpu's identity was revealed by local media yesterday after his pictures were taken and gained popularity with netizens on Weibo, a Chinese microblogging site also known as 'Twitter of China'. – Reuters pic, April 18, 2014.
  • Yang Zhengwei, 24, gets a tattoo adapted from a famous Chinese painting 'Along the River during the Qingming Festival', on his back, in Zhuzhou, Hunan province yesterday. The 50cm-long, 38cm-wide tattoo was almost finished after five days of work. The painting, attributed to Song Dynasty artist Zhang Zeduan, was originally a panoramic painting on a scroll depicting the daily life scenery of a river in the capital Bianjin, today's Kaifeng of Henan province. – Reuters pic, April 18, 2014.
  • A woman carries her baby as she walks through a wheat field on her way to a polling station to cast her vote in Shabazpur Dor village, in Amroha district in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh yesterday. India kicked off the biggest day of its mammoth general election yesterday with a quarter of its 815 million voters set to head to the polls during a week of fresh blows for the ruling Congress party and gains for the Hindu nationalist opposition. – Reuters pic, April 18, 2014. A woman carries her baby as she walks through a wheat field on her way to a polling station to cast her vote in Shabazpur Dor village, in Amroha district in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh yesterday. India kicked off the biggest day of its mammoth general election yesterday with a quarter of its 815 million voters set to head to the polls during a week of fresh blows for the ruling Congress party and gains for the Hindu nationalist opposition. – Reuters pic, April 18, 2014.

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In this April 16 photo, a veterinary staff member of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme centre conducts medical examinations on a 14-year-old male orangutan found with air gun metal pellets embedded in his body in Sibolangit district in northern Sumatra island. The orangutan was rescued by Indonesia's ministry of forestry personnel and Orangutan Information Centre in a nearby Langkat district in a small patch of forest and agricultural plantation. – AFP pic, April 18, 2014.

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