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Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, who has come under fire a number of times for making controversial remarks, on Tuesday expressed sympathy for a lawmaker facing suspension from the Diet.

“It is not incomprehensible to feel like throwing (water),” Mori told reporters at his official residence, referring to Kenshiro Matsunami, who faces suspension from the Diet for throwing a glass of water at opposition hecklers during a Diet debate Nov. 20.

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