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ADB approves loan to support Philippines’ poor

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a US$200mil (RM871mil) loan to support the Philippine government’s effort to provide emergency cash subsidies to vulnerable households amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Letters

Draw up policies for children

From DEREK KOK, Research Associate, Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia, Subang Jaya.

Indonesia

Rich told to marry poor to cut poverty

JAKARTA: Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy has suggested the country’s rich people should marry those from low-income families, arguing that such cross-class marriages can contribute to reducing the national poverty rate.