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    Chinese delicacy under threat

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    Al Jazeera English

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    Bird's nest is an expensive delicacy among many people in Asia, especially the Chinese.

    In Malaysia, criminals are capitalising on demand, converting homes and office buildings into birdhouses.

    As Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan reports from the state of Penang, the illegal operators risk turning the population against the entire industry.