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Associated Press, May 4th, 1999

Who should blame who?

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Some 500 pig farmers demonstrate at the party headquarters of the Malaysian Chinese Association, in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to show ther anger over what they call the poor response to the killer virus that has destroyed their pigs and livelihoods. At least 100 people, mostly Chinese, have died since October of a mystery virus transmitted by pigs. This has forced authorities to shut down pig farms and slaughter nearly 1 million hogs suspected of carrying the virus. The banner reads "Spirit of pig farmer, who should blame who?" (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)


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