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The Bersih rally in Malaysia brings together unlikely allies as supporters from the Umno ruling party may join opposition parties in going against PM Najib Razak, The Straits Times notes. Meanwhile, The Star reports that 47 per cent respondents in an opinion poll said they are against the Bersih 4 rally compared to 43 per cent who are for it. Thai police are not getting any closer to solving the bombing case at the Erawan Shrine, writes The Nation. South Korea’s Red Cross proposes to hold working-level talks with its North Korean counterpart on September 7 to arrange a fresh round of reunions for families, according to The Korea Herald. Washington hopes to see Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming visit to the United States become "a milestone" in relations, China Daily reports.
 
 

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