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Cambodia, Viet, Laos women sold as wives to a China short of females


Phnom Penh: Everyone did well from Nary’s marriage to a Chinese man, except the young Cambodian bride herself, who returned home from the six-year ordeal destitute, humiliated and with little prospect of seeing her son again.

Her brother ran away with US$3,000 (RM12,600) after cajoling the then 17-year-old to leave Cambodia to marry. Brokers split the remaining US$7,000 (RM29,400) paid by her Chinese husband, who got himself a longed-for heir.

mekong , women , wedding , China

   

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