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Malaysia smog worst in 16 years due to Indonesia fires

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Malaysia's government declared a state of emergency in two southern districts choked by smoke from forest fires in Indonesia as air pollution levels reached a 16-year high on Sunday. 

Haze shrouds Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, on June 23, 2013. Malaysia's government has declared a state of emergency in two southern districts choked by smoke from forest fires in Indonesia as air pollution levels reached a 16-year high on Sunday.

Environment minister G. Palanivel said the air pollutant index (API) hit 750 in the town of Muar -- the highest reading seen in Malaysia for 16 years -- Sunday morning, with two other southern towns also reaching hazardous levels.

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