Kesian mantan Menteri Besar Perak, Nizar Jamaluddin. Pelbagai kontroversi melanda dirinya dan yang terkini dia telah dipermainkan mengenai isu bayaran pampasan buruh paksa untuk projek landasan keretapi sewaktu Perang Dunia Ke 2 dahulu.

Sebelum ini Harakahdaily melaporkan bahawa diplomat Jepun yang ditemui oleh Nizar dan beberapa orang pengikutnya telah mengakui bahawa Kerajaan Jepun sudah membayar wang pampasan yang kononnya berjumlah RM207 billion. Berita yang dipetik daripada Japan Daily Press bagaimanapun membuktikan bahawa diplomat yang sama telah menafikan Kerajaan Jepun membayar pampasan yang di dakwa oleh Nizar Jamaluddin.

An official from the Japanese embassy in Malaysiahas denied statements from Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) working committee member Nizar Jamaluddin saying that the Japanese government paid $68.04 billion as compensation for the victims of the Death Railway project in the 1940s.

Second Secretary Takaharu Suegami said that Nizar’s claims, which he made to local newspaper Harakah Daily, are “outside the involvement and knowledge of the Government of Japan”. Nizar told the paper that the embassy confirmed that around 30,000 Malaysians who were forced to work on the project between 1942-1946 were compensated through the money that was handed to the Malaysian government in 2004. However, the money has yet to be distributed to the families.

Suegami said that the issues about the railway project were settled under the San Francisco Treaty of 1952, which signalled the official end of World War II and allocated compensation to those who suffered under Japanese war crimes. He also said that Japan and Malaysia signed an agreement on September 21, 1967 where Japan gave grants amounting to $8.2 million which were supposed to build two ships and used for other projects. All of the supposed grants were settled by May 6, 1972.

Nizar however says that those ships were presented to the Malaysian government for World War II atrocities and not for the Death Railway project. (dipetik di sini)

Nizar yang bersungguh-sungguh mengaku mempunyai beberapa dokumen sebagai bukti kepada dakwaannya perlu segera mengemukakan bukti itu kepada umum. Cuma kita berharap bukti itu bukanlah seperti yang telah ‘ditelanjangkan’ oleh blogger misteri yang membawa mimpi ngeri kepada seorang lagi rakan seperjuangan Nizar. Rujuk di sini. Harap Nizar Jamaluddin punyai bukti yang lain.

Nampaknya, Nizar  pula berada di atas landasan maut. Harap-harap biarlah landasan keretapi laju Kota Bharu-Kuala Lumpur. Cepat sikit KO.