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Indonesia scraps a much- anticipated high-speed rail project between Jakarta and Bandung after months of intense lobbying between China and Japan, opting for a slower train instead, The Straits Times reports. Amid Japan's complaints over his China visit, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warns that it is difficult to move in the right direction if the lessons of history are not understood correctly, China Daily writes. South Korean President Park Geun-hye urges China to play a bigger role for unification of the two Koreas, says The Korea Herald. Thailand continues hunt for prime suspect in the August 17 bombing in a Bangkok shrine, according to The Nation. People's power should be exercised during the general election, and not by demonstrating on the streets, The Star quotes Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak as saying.
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