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Libyan government orders cash handouts

February 25, 2011

TRIPOLI, Feb 25 — Libya’s government, clinging to power after a popular revolt, has ordered massive cash handouts including wage increases, food subsidies and allowances, state television reported.

It said each family would receive 500 Libyan dinars (RM1,200) to help cover increased food costs, and that wages for some categories of public-sector workers would increase by 150 per cent, the television station said. — Reuters

 

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