KUALA LUMPUR: One of the country’s former top cops was asked to kick the late Karpal Singh out of the Penang State Assembly after he was suspended in 1981. He ended up walking arm-in-arm with Karpal out of the building past a large number of policemen in riot gear. The policemen saluted the lawyer.
Tan Sri Zaman Khan, the then state police chief, remembers that day with fondness.
Karpal was suspended from attending the state assembly in December 1981 but decided to gatecrash it anyway.
“The Speaker, Datuk Hj Hassan Md Noh, sent me a letter asking me to evict Karpal from the assembly. I went with two Punjabi o…
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