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Malaysia to Help Fight Forest Fires

September 23, 1997|From Times Wire Reports

More than 1,200 Malaysian firefighters are expected in Sumatra today to help fight forest fires blamed for a smoky haze that has shrouded much of Southeast Asia for weeks, an Indonesian minister said. Speaking after a meeting with President Suharto, Coordinating Minister for Public Welfare Azwar Anas also told reporters that Malaysia will provide three C-130 aircraft to seed clouds to induce rain to douse the fires.

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