KUALA LUMPUR, June 12: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today launched the Persiaran Karpal Singh or the Karpal Singh Drive.
The 800m-long road, previously known as IJM Promenade, is located in Lebuh Sungai Pinang.
Almost 100 balloons were released as a symbolic gesture, reported The Star Online.
Lebuh Sungai Pinang 4 has also been renamed Persiaran Karpal Singh 1 and Persiaran Karpal Singh 2 replaces Lebuh Sungai Pinang 5.
“By renaming the roads, the late Karpal Singh’s contribution will always be remembered,” said Guan Eng, who is also the DAP secretary-general.
Among those present at the ceremony were Karpal’s widow Gurmit Kaur, his sons Ramkarpal Singh and Jagdeep Singh Deo, as well as Jagdeep’s wife and their three children.
Also present were Penang Municipal Council president Datuk Patahiyah Ismail, Batu Uban assemblyman Dr T. Jayabalan and Penang executive councillor Danny Law.
Karpal, a former DAP chairman, was killed in a road mishap along the North-South Expressway near Gua Tempurung, Perak, on April 17.
(Pic by The Star Online)