A Taoist Shrine In Teluk Intan Has Installed An Idol In Honour Of Late Karpal Singh

The late Bukit Gelugor MP has been immortalised as 'Datuk Kong'.

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Three years after he was killed in a freak road accident, the Tiger of Jelutong has been immortalised as 'Datuk Kong'

The late Bukit Gelugor MP's idol has been installed by the Tian Feng Gong temple in Teluk Intan, Perak. His shrine was completed after the temple raised RM2,000 in contributions with help from a Sabahan devotee, said temple's caretaker.

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What about his family? Are they aware?

Interestingly, the late Karpal Singh's family has been caught by surprise.

They say that they were not consulted when the shrine was set up on 1 May in Perak.

According to his son, Ramkarpal, the family came to know about it on Thursday, 1 June, after photo of the idol went viral on social media, reported The Star Online.

What are they going to do about it?

Ramkarpal said that the family has not decided what to do about on the idol.

The Sikh family is exercising restraint because they don't want to offend other religions.

"We were not informed about it by the temple before it was set up. This was completely unexpected. We don't wish to offend any religion or tradition and prefer not to offer any comments on the matter," Ramkarpal was quoted saying by Malaysiakini.

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It's no doubt that the late Karpal Singh is revered. The man earned his nickname, "the Tiger of Jelutong", for a reason.

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But what do you think about the temple installing the late MP's idol? You can comment below to share your thoughts.

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