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‘Asians who slaved on Death Railway forgotten’

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KUALA LUMPUR: New research indicates that more than 100,000 Tamils, forcibly recruited by the Japanese in Malaya, died building the Siam-Burma death railway.

Their records were never collated nor did their sacrifices find a place in Malaysian history, said P Chandrasekaran, chairman of the Death Railway Interest Group (DRIG) in a statement.

“The actual number of Asians who died on the railway project will never be known.”

He conceded that public awareness was sorely lacking.

“The governments of India, Malaya, Britain and Japan have all forsaken them….

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