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Indonesian minister urges fatwa requiring rich to marry poor

Jakarta: An Indonesian minister called for a fatwa, or religious edict, requiring the rich to marry the poor to reduce inequality, local media reported on Thursday.    “What happens is the poor marry the poor and they create more poor families,” Minister of Human Development Muhadjir Effendy was quoted as saying by the news portal Tempo.co.
A 2017 study by international charity Oxfam found that four richest Indonesians own as much wealth as the country’s poorest 100 million citizens. (DPA)