The following images represent a selection of the most-shared images during the state funeral of Karpal Singh (MP for Bukit Gelugor), who died in a car accident at 1AM on the North-South Expressway near Kampar on April 17th 2014. His personal assistant Michael Cornelius Selvam Vellu was also killed in the accident.

The state funeral took place at Dewan Sri Pinang, Penang today on April 20th 2014. Share ranking was done based on the number of times the URL of the image was shared, not retweets. The images are grouped by category and not sorted in any order. You can find more photos at Democratic Action Party (DAP)’s official Facebook Page.

Journey to Dewan Sri Pinang (8 AM)

Arrival (est. 8.10 AM)

Paying of Respects (9 AM – 12 PM)

Procession to Crematorium (12 PM)

Word Cloud

Based on all the tweets mentioning Karpal Singh today, we prepared the word cloud below (using This image shows the most prominent words being tweeted during the funeral, indicated by the size of the font. The arrangement of the words is random.

Memorial Services

Based on a news report (source: The Malaysian Insider), the DAP will be organising memorial services this week. The national level memorial event will be held in Kuala Lumpur on April 24th. The venues and other details will be decided and released soon.

Currently the memorial services will be held as follows:

Penang: April 22nd (Tuesday)
Person in charge: Chow Kon Yeow

Kuala Lumpur: April 24th (Thursday)
Person in charge: Tan Kok Wai

Perak: April 25th (Friday)
Person in charge: Wong Kah Woh

Johor: April 27th (Sunday)
Person in charge: Liew Chin Tong

Negri Sembilan: May 2nd (Friday)
Person in charge: Anthony Loke

Published On: April 20th, 2014 / Categories: Social Media / Tags: , , , , , /