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A Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker who has been accused over an alleged money scandal quit the party on Wednesday after apologizing for “causing great trouble” to the LDP.

The lawmaker is Takaya Muto, a Lower House member elected from Shiga Prefecture. He has garnered attention for using Twitter to describe student protesters who oppose two government-sponsored security bills as “self-centered and extremely egoistic.”

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