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World IN BRIEF : MALAYSIA : Premier Says Japan Owes No Apologies

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Malaysia’s leader stunned Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama by declaring that Tokyo should stop apologizing for World War II and start being a world leader in keeping the peace. With his comments, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed leaped head-first into a roiling domestic debate in Japan, embarrassing his guest by highlighting major policy differences within Murayama’s ruling coalition.


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