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World War II
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Q. Did the war breed in you a sense of the terrible injustices that can be perpetrated? Did this lead to your later interest in human rights?

A. Definitely. In 1945 when the war ended, I was the officer in charge of a group that arrested the commandant of a prisoner of war camp in Kuching. I took him into custody, escorted him back and I volunteered for the firing squad more +

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Philip Opas
during the war
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