Thousands gather to pay last respects to Karpal

BY LOOI SUE-CHERN AND LEE SHI-IAN
April 20, 2014

Thousands gather to pay last respects to Karpal Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Penang Tun Datuk Seri Utama Abdul Rahman Abbas and his wife joined thousands of Malaysians from all walks of life at Dewan Sri Pinang to pay their last respects to... Read more

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  • A boy lies on a road during the Hindu ritual of the Sheetala Puja to worship Sheetala Mata, the Hindu goddess of smallpox, in Kolkata, yesterday. Women fast for the whole day for the ceremony to pray for the betterment of their family and society. – Reuters pic, April 20, 2014. A boy lies on a road during the Hindu ritual of the Sheetala Puja to worship Sheetala Mata, the Hindu goddess of smallpox, in Kolkata, yesterday. Women fast for the whole day for the ceremony to pray for the betterment of their family and society. – Reuters pic, April 20, 2014.
  • Worshippers react to a beam of sunlight filtering from the ceiling as they take part in the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem Worshippers react to a beam of sunlight filtering from the ceiling as they take part in the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City, yesterday. – Reuters pic, April 20, 2014.
  • South Korean rescue workers carry the bodies of passengers of the capsized Sewol, at a port where family members are gathered, in Jindo, yesterday. Some relatives of the more than 200 children missing in the sunken South Korean ferry offered DNA swabs to help identify the dead as the rescue turned into a mission to recover the vessel and the bodies of those on board. – Reuters pic, April 20, 2014. South Korean rescue workers carry the bodies of passengers of the capsized Sewol, at a port where family members are gathered, in Jindo, yesterday. Some relatives of the more than 200 children missing in the sunken South Korean ferry offered DNA swabs to help identify the dead as the rescue turned into a mission to recover the vessel and the bodies of those on board. – Reuters pic, April 20, 2014.
  • An ethnic Kayan woman, wearing bronze rings, prepares rice outside her home in Panpet village, Demoso township in Myanmar An ethnic Kayan woman, wearing bronze rings, prepares rice outside her home in Panpet village, Demoso township in Myanmar's Kayah state. Known as Padaung, they begin wearing bronze rings on their neck and legs from young. – Reuters pic, April 20, 2014.

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Afghan children walk past a rock face scarred by graffiti as mountain goats graze on the outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif yesterday. Afghanistan remains at war, with civilians among the hardest hit as the Taliban wage an increasingly bloody insurgency against the government. – AFP pic, April 20, 2014.

Afghan children walk past a rock face scarred by graffiti as mountain goats graze on the outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif yesterday. Afghanistan remains at war, with civilians among the hardest hit as the Taliban wage an increasingly bloody insurgency against the government. – AFP pic, April 20, 2014.

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