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223 results found for: poverty gap and charity
Article Indonesia's V-P candidate aims to be unifying Islamic figure
By: ARLINA ARSHAD REGIONAL CORRESPONDENT,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (WORLD)  18/10/2018

He vows to help Mr Joko reduce the poverty gap and income disparity as well as continue with infrastructure projects such as the development of airports and ports.
Indonesia, a country where Muslims make up 90 per cent of the 260 million population, will also go big on halal issues, he said.   (934 words)
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Online Ma'ruf Amin, President Joko Widodo's running mate in 2019 polls, sees himself as uniting figure
By: ARLINA ARSHAD,   The Straits Times Online  The Straits Times Online  (ASIA)  17/10/2018


He vows to help Mr Joko in reducing the poverty gap and income disparity and continue with infrastructure projects such as the development of airports and ports. Indonesia, a country where Muslims make up 90 per cent of the 260 million population, will also go big on halal issues, he said.   (1084 words)
Article A China that's averse to political reforms – for now
By: BENJAMIN KANG LIM GLOBAL AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT IN HONG KONG,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (WORLD FOCUS)  04/06/2019
"One man one vote is not the answer to China's long list of problems," the source told The Straits Times, referring to chronic corruption, an economic slowdown, millions still mired in abject poverty, wealth gaps, food and drug safety, water scarcity, an ageing population, environmental degradation and bad loans.   (1361 words)
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Article Public foundation gives poor kids a leg up
By: LIM YAN LIANG,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (INSIGHT)  09/12/2018

"(Rural) parenting methods directly impact the development potential of a child, and solidify the social gaps, passing poverty on to the next generation," he said.
This is where Ms Gu, one of more than 300 home educators working with CDRF, comes in.   (457 words)
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Online Non-governmental groups give poor children in China a leg-up
By: LIM YAN LIANG,   The Straits Times Online  The Straits Times Online  (ASIA)  07/12/2018


URBAN-RURAL GAP MAY PERPETUATE POVERTY

Qirui is one of 60 million "left-behind" children in China - young people who grow up in the care of illiterate grandparents in rural areas as their parents have left for the cities for better jobs there.   (1064 words)
Picture ISAS Insights  10/07/2018
Yet, it contains swathes of poverty that match Sub-Saharan Africa. With 20 per cent of the world's 3 population, South Asia accounts for 37 per cent of its poor and 50 per cent of its malnourished children. Besides, there exists in the region huge development and infrastructural gaps.
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Article Inequality confers innate advantages on the rich
The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (FORUM)  08/06/2019

Poverty is exacerbated by inequality, which widens the gap between the "haves" and the "have-nots". This growing gap is concerning, because research has found it to be socially corrosive and potentially divisive.   (416 words)
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Article KL to review race-based New Economic Policy
The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (TOP OF THE NEWS)  25/07/2018

Malaysia introduced the NEP in 1971 after deadly racial riots in 1969, fuelled by anger over the economic gap between Malays and Chinese.   (205 words)
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Article Left behind in land of equal opportunity
By: NIRMAL GHOSH,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (OPINION)  13/01/2018
Field Notes

American culture, new tax Bill exacerbating chronic poverty by helping to widen wealth gap

Nirmal Ghosh
US Bureau Chief

WASHINGTON    Sitting among a jumble of his few possessions on a San Francisco sidewalk, 41-year-old "Kaels" Raybon has begun to accept the bad choices he made.   (1357 words)
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Article Study shows Malaysia's income gap has doubled in two decades
By: SHANNON TEOH MALAYSIA BUREAU CHIEF IN KUALA LUMPUR,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (TOP OF THE NEWS)  16/10/2018
Despite a reduction in official income inequality, the absolute earnings gap between Malaysia's top 20 per cent and their countrymen has nearly doubled, putting more Malaysians in relative poverty.   (521 words)
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