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Cambodia Suspends Foreign Marriages

Hi folks, sorry for the ‘radio silence’ here. I’ve been walking around with the ‘swamped thing’ t-shirt :p

Here’s an interesting piece on co-sojourners I came across today :

Cambodia has temporarily banned marriages between foreigners and Cambodians because of concerns over the rising number of brokered unions involving poor, uneducated women. The move follows the publication of a report highlighting the abuse of many Cambodian brides who went to South Korea following hastily arranged marriages. Rory Byrne reports from Phnom Penh.

The ban will at least briefly halt the increasing number of marriages of poor Cambodian women to foreign men, mostly from Taiwan and South Korea.

Most such marriages are hastily arranged by brokers who charge clients up to $20,000 Continue reading


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