It’s still a shock for most of us Malaysians as regards to the passing of veteran lawmaker Karpal Singh. But there are some who don’t share the same sentiments.
While most Malaysians mourn the loss of veteran lawmaker, Perkasa vice-president Datuk Zulkifli Noordin instead said the DAP leader’s passing removes a major obstacle towards implementing hudud or Islamic penal law in the country. The well-documented Karpal’s resistance to the implementation of hudud law placed him at loggerheads with political allies from Islamist party PAS.
“The Kelantan PAS government wants to enforce hudud law with the help of Umno. Allah has killed off Karpal who was the major opponent of its implementation! (Dlm keadaan kemelut Krjn PAS Klntn mau mlaksanakn hudud dgn bantuan UMNO, Allah tlh mmatikn Karpal yg mnjadi pnentang utama prlaksanaannya!)” he wrote using his Twitter handle @zulkiflinoordin.
The former PKR Bandar Baru Kulim MP’s remark on Twitter drew immediate condemnation, with some Twitter users calling him “insensitive” and “worse than an animal.”
“Karpal Singh is the sign of political righteousness.You are sign of Political Satanism @limkitsiang @teresakok @staronline,” said MIC strategic director S. Vell Paari using his Twitter account @vellpaari.
One Twitter user, @termosrudin replied to Zulkifli saying “Allah loves the late Karpal more (Allah lebih sayangkan Allahyarham)”.
Following the criticism, Zulkifli posted a new tweet saying “whatever it is, the legal profession today has lost a great veteran lawyer. Karpal’s name will be a legend in history! (Apa pun profesyen guaman hari ni khilangan seorg pguam veteran yg hebat & trnama.Nama Karpal akn terus trcatat sbg satu legenda dlm sjrh!)”