Group continues fight for repayment

National, Normal

The National, Monday August 5th, 2013

 WITH a growing membership locally and mounting support overseas, the PNG Redress International Association’s 18-year fight for restitution from the Japanese government for war crimes allegedly committed during World War II is gaining momentum.    

To show their support for the bid, 2,000 men, women and children gathered in Lae last Thursday dressed in red. 

Using the occasion, founder and chairman Gabriel Laku urged the Government to assume a hard-line foreign policy to complete the association’s restitution agenda.

Laku said the association wanted the government to demand an apology from Japan and K30 billion in compensation for war crimes during World War II.