16 Mar '11, 10am

Cambodia sets age limit for foreign husbands: PHNOM PENH - MALE foreigners over the age of 50 have been outlawed...

Cambodia sets age limit for foreign husbands: PHNOM PENH - MALE foreigners over the age of 50 have been outlawed...

Male foreigners over the age of 50 have been outlawed from marrying Cambodian women under new rules. -- PHOTO: AP PHNOM PENH - MALE foreigners over the age of 50 have been outlawed from marrying Cambodian women in the country under new rules designed to crack down on sham marriages and human trafficking, the government said on Wednesday. Foreigners who earn less than US$2,550 (S$3,263) per month are also barred from wedding local women, foreign ministry spokesman Koy Kuong told AFP, but the restrictions do not apply to weddings taking place overseas. Marriages between old men and young women are 'inappropriate", Mr Koy Kuong said, and foreign men who wish to marry nationals must earn a high salary to ensure that 'Cambodian women can live a decent life'. 'We are preventing fake marriages and human trafficking,' he said, adding that the government was aware of cases, documen...

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