Karpal toasts senior comrade Kit Siang

Susan Loone

Modified 18 Jul 2010, 10:58 am

Legal giant Karpal Singh, who celebrated his 70th birthday yesterday evening at a hotel in Penang, raised eyebrows when he described his decades-long comrade Lim Kit Siang as the ‘de facto chief minister’ of Penang.

Karpal, who was undeterred by chest pains which saw him admitted into a Kuala Lumpur hospital last week, said during his speech that without Kit Siang, who is Ipoh Timor parliamentarian, the life of the latter’s son Guan Eng would be “susah” (difficult).

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