Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police pick up alleged bride broker

Police pick up alleged bride broker

A 52-year-old woman was arrested on Thursday in Kampong Cham’s Kang Meas district, accused of acting as a broker and attempting to lure a woman to China for marriage.

Khut Run, a Kampong Cham town police officer, said the suspect was Kert Kem Yeang.

The victim’s family, he added, filed a complaint to the provincial police, who co-operated with the Ministry of Interior’s anti-human trafficking police and juvenile protection officers to make the arrest.

The woman was lured into the arrangement with an offer of $450 if she agreed to go to China to be married. “She [Kem Yeang] lured the woman by giving gift to them and tell her that she will have a good life when she got to China,” Run said.

Kem Yeang is being held at the provincial police station awaiting a hearing.

A spate of cases in recent months involving the trafficking of Cambodian women to China for arranged marriages has caused concern among rights groups that a troubling new trend may be emerging.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Phnom Penh eats: Homegrown veggies at Bayon Beoung Snor

​Nestled along National Road 1, Bayon Beoung Snor is a farm-cum-restaurant. The team grows their own vegetables, which they then use to whip up traditional Khmer food.

Bill Clough reflects on The Phnom Penh Post's 25 year history

The Post's publisher Bill Clough, under whose leadership the publication went from a fortnightly to a daily one, discusses his investment in Cambodia, his vision for the paper in an increasingly digital age,

People search for their names on the voter lists at a polling station in Kampong Cham’s Veal Vong commune earlier this month.

Four years ago, when the opposition snatched Kampong Cham away from the ruling party in 2013 national elections, it hinted at a deeper shift taking

Comfrel Executive Director Koul Panha speaks to the press at a meeting yesterday in Phnom Penh.

As the National Election Committee launched into the recount proc