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M'sian men getting paid for marriages of convenience: PETALING JAYA - SOME Malaysian bachelors are getting hitch...

Some Malaysian bachelors paid between RM3,000 (S$1,258) and RM20,000 (S$8,390) each to marry women from China, Vietnam and other neighbouring countries. -- PHOTO: AP PETALING JAYA - SOME Malaysian bachelors are getting hitched to foreign women for a price. Instead of paying match-making agencies for a foreign bride, these men are being paid between RM3,000 (S$1,258) and RM20,000 (S$8,390) each to marry women from China, Vietnam and other neighbouring countries so that they can obtain visas to stay longer in the country. It is learnt that payment involving a larger sum is made in installments and the marriage contract usually lasts for two years. Arrangements are even made for the 'bride' and 'groom' to have wedding photographs taken as proof of their matrimonial status. While their marriage certificate is legal and valid, their objective is far from honourable. The women w...

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