WWII forced labour victims lash out at South Korea’s ‘dirty money’ plan

SOUTH Koreans who were forced to work for Japanese companies during World War II today denounced Seoul’s new plan to compensate them and end a historic dispute with Tokyo as “dirty money”.

Seoul announced plans yesterday to pay the victims with money taken from South Korean companies that benefitted from a 1965 reparations deal, in a bid to break the “vicious cycle” in its relations with Tokyo.