A 35-YEAR-OLD Malaysian woman flew thousands of kilometres to China to marry a paralysed man recently, major Chinese dailies reported.
Gan Sook Ying from Kuala Lumpur had befriended 38-year-old Li Kangyu, a native of Tangshan city in Hebei province who is suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, via an Internet chat site in June 2011.
Gan said initially she was just touched by Li’s story but the longer she spent time with him during her three visits to China, the more she admired and loved him.
According to Sin Chew Daily, Li’s condition started to worsen when he was seven and subsequently, he became bedridden.
Li and Gan registered their marriage at the provincial civil affairs department on July 24 and it was followed by a wedding reception on Aug 8 in the presence of their family members.
They said their families initially objected to their relationship but after a visit by Gan’s siblings to meet Li last year, they eventually approved it.
> The daily also reported that more Singaporean women were seeking plastic surgeries to reconstruct their labia and areola to save their marriages.
Well-known plastic surgeon Dr Woffles Wu said he had eight customers undergoing such surgeries in the first seven months of the year compared to only two or three in the past. He said that many of his clients, in their 30s and 40s, were hoping to win back their husbands’ hearts while some wanted to improve their sex life after giving birth.
Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.
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