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Hazy days in Malaysia

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A ferry cruises from Malaysia's mainland to Penang Island on Wednesday as haze from fires on Indonesia's islands of Sumatra and Borneo blanket the area of Southeast Asia. The fires have been burning for a week. Plantation owners in Indonesia sometimes use fire as a cheap but illegal means of clearing land, mainly during the midyear dry season. The Indonesian government has said it does not have the funds or personnel to extinguish brushfires on the islands.