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Thailand's National Legislative Assembly will vote today on who is to become the country's 29th prime minister - a position that junta chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha is widely expected to fill, according to The Nation. Kung fu movie superstar Jackie Chan apologised to the public on Wednesday evening for his son's drug arrest, China Daily reports. All Malaysians are asked to join hands and show their respect for the victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 by observing a minute of silence when the remains of the first 20 victims come home tomorrow, writes The Star. A chief prosecutor at the Taipei District Prosecutors Office said Wednesday that his office had started an investigation of the alleged marijuana use by Taiwanese actor Kai Ko in China, reports The China Post. Hyundai Motor Group is speeding up efforts to restructure its businesses in a move that could pave the way for the much-anticipated power succession from chairman Chung Mong-koo to his only son, says The Korea Herald.
 

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