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The government intends to withdraw a claim for more than 400 million yen against Aum Shinrikyo, which has been declared bankrupt, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kanezo Muraoka indicated March 18.

Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers are preparing a bill to have the government forfeit its rights so that other creditors and claimants from the general public can obtain more repayments or redress, Muraoka told a regular news conference. “I’ve heard that the planned legislation is to be proposed after the group of LDP legislators consults with lawmakers in other parties,” Muraoka said.

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