Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Man, 38, charged over China marriage ‘scam’

Man, 38, charged over China marriage ‘scam’

Man, 38, charged over China marriage ‘scam’

A 38-YEAR-OLD man was charged yesterday with human trafficking offences following allegations that he was paid to trick women into marrying unknown Chinese nationals.

Ku Yuleng allegedly used a website to introduce Cambodian women to photographs of “rich” Chinese men and persuade them to travel to the People’s Republic to marry them in order to get a better life.

However, when the women arrived in China, they were allegedly greeted by different men, said deputy director of anti human trafficking and juvenile protection of Ministry of Interior Chhiv Phally yesterday.

The Phnom Penh-based broker is suspected to have been paid up to 50,000 yuan (US$7,843) for his role in trafficking alleged victim Thoeun Sengly, whose mother complained to the Interior Ministry.

She was allegedly mistreated by the man she met and did not want to marry. Thoeun Sengly remains in China and it is believed more scammed women could be in the People’s Republic.

Ku Yuleng has been detained as Prey Sar prison and could not be reached by the Post for comment.


  • Ministers to tackle sea pollutants

    Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s

  • EU timber deal in firing line

    A committee of more than 20 national and international organisations filed a petition to the EU on October 10 to prevent it from signing a timber trade agreement with Vietnam, noting that the deal would be disastrous to the Kingdom’s forests. The petition claims Vietnamese timber

  • Kim Sok to keep up fight ‘for change’ from Finland

    Kim Sok, wanted by the Kingdom’s authorities for defaming the government, reiterated on Sunday his determination to continue helping to make “a real change” to Cambodian politics after receiving asylum in Finland, even as a government spokesman mocked the political analyst over the development.

  • Government urges end to wildlife trade

    Interior Minister Sar Kheng said on Friday that the Kingdom had fallen victim to wildlife trafficking and called on relevant parties in Cambodia and beyond to help stop the crime. Speaking at the 4th Illegal Wildlife Trade conference attended by leaders from more than 80 countries