SINGKAWANG - Many Taiwanese men who want to have wives come from Amoy Singkawang, not without reason. Apart from having a little cultural similarity, Taiwanese men like Amoy Singkawang, because Amoy Singkawang is known to be diligent in taking care of the household. "For Taiwanese women, everyone wants to be an artist. Our girls want to work in the kitchen, ”said Aliong, a Chinese resident who lives in Pasiran, West Singkawang. Princess Aliong is also married to a Taiwanese man.
The capital to marry Amoy Singkawang is not big either. It's different from marrying a Taiwanese woman. Aliong said, if a Taiwanese married Amoy Singkawang, they would only need 40 thousand Yen or around Rp100 million in capital. It's just that, getting married to a Taiwanese man does have to be a little patient, especially when he was newly married.
Aliong said, the first three months of marriage, this is what hurts the most. Because usually, the in-laws hold the money made by their sons. “The first three months, his son-in-law (Amoy Singkawang) was told to sell but he was not given money. This is an experiment, see his heart really wants to get married or what? " the story.
Usually, a wife who is not strong, he will run away. But that's how they judge the wife of their child.
Chinese Men's Turn
Since the last 4-5 years, according to the narrative of some of the Chinese people of Singkawang, it has been rare for Taiwanese men to come to Singkawang to look for future wives. However, since 2013, it has been pointed out that many Chinese (PRC) men have come to Singkawang to look for future wives. “I have seen several Chinese men walking in Singkawang. People at the coffee shop said they were looking for a future wife, "said a Kapuas Post source, who did not want to be identified.
This Chinese man who came to Singkawang, is still relatively young. Their ages range from 20 years. "After I asked a Chinese friend, he said the dangers of marrying a Chinese man because he is a little harsh," he said.
Aliong also confirmed that many Chinese men have come to Singkawang to look for future wives. He admitted that he had heard of Chinese men who came to Singkawang to look for future wives.
“Taiwanese rarely come here. As long as I was a RT, I never had a citizen marry into Taiwan, "said Aliong. He said, now getting married to foreigners is not easy. It has to be official, not like it used to be, which could make a letter carelessly.
Amoy's grandmother sells her granddaughter
To get Rupiah too, a grandmother, Ng Kek Jung (61), had the heart to persuade and threaten her grandson, Amoy with the initials ER (16), to want to marry Liu Zhong Chai. The plan for trafficking in persons using marriage was successfully thwarted by the West Kalimantan Regional Police.
In this case, the Directorate of General Criminal Investigation (Ditreskrimum) of the West Kalimantan Police were four suspects of the criminal act of trafficking in persons with the mode of marriage. The victim is a Chinese girl who is still underage.
"The victim is ER, lives on Jalan Komyos Sudarso, Pontianak City," said Kombes Krisnanda, Wednesday (2/11).
The four suspects who were successfully secured by the West Kalimantan Regional Police in this case, were Budy Then (36), Liu Zhong Chai (Tiongkong) aged 31 and Noviana Lim (19) and Ng Kek Jung who were the victims' grandmothers. Apart from these four suspects, there is still one other person who is fugitive on behalf of ASH. This person is an old player.
Krisnanda said, this trafficking case began with Noviana offering a Chinese girl, ER to ASH to be married off to a man from China, Liu Zhong Chai. The Chinese citizen accepted the ASH offer, then the engagement was carried out at Fajar Restaurant, Jalan Pahlawan, South Pontianak on Monday (24/10). Liu Zhong Chai then gave ASH Rp57 million which was distributed to Noviana Lim in the amount of Rp. 4 million. ASN also gave Ng Kek Jung Rp20 million.
Actually, ER refused to be married to this Chinese citizen, but his grandmother and ASH continued to force and threaten the victim. They threatened that if ER didn't want to get engaged, then the victim had to return the money that Liu Zhong Chai had given him.
According to the Head of Public Relations of the West Kalimantan Police, Kombes Pol Suhadi Suwondi, a Chinese citizen, Liu Zhong Chai (31), this time spent 13 days in Pontianak when he was going to marry ER. He stayed at the GM Hotel for 9 days and at the BR Hotel for four days. After the engagement, Liu Zhong Chai then took ER to Jakarta on 25 October. Receiving this information, the West Kalimantan Police Ditreskrimum Team immediately pursued and arrested the suspects.
"Wednesday (26/10), the team of the Directorate of Criminal Investigation of the Regional Police of West Kalimantan together with Subdir IV of the Directorate of Criminal Investigation of the Banten Police managed to arrest the suspects," explained Suhadi.
Suhadi said, ASH has often been assisted by the criminal act of trafficking in persons with the mode of marriage, who is assisted by Noviana.
The four suspects have been detained at the West Kalimantan Police Headquarters and charged under articles 2,6 and 10 of Law Number 21 of 2007 concerning the Eradication of the Crime of Trafficking in Persons. currently detained at the West Kalimantan Regional Police Headquarters and charged with articles 2, 6 and 10 of Law Number 21 of 2007 concerning the Eradication of the Crime of Trafficking in Persons.
Suhardi, Head of Civil Registry Service of the Singkawang City Population and Civil Registry Service, said that mixed marriages (between countries) refer to Permendagri Number 19 of 2010. Another reference is Law Number 23 of 2006 concerning Population Administration which was subsequently revised to Law Number 24 of 2014. So the conditions for mixed marriages include a marriage certificate from religious leaders, two witnesses aged 21 years and over, a permit from their country's representatives for foreign nationals explaining their status as single. Then, the priest and the permit report the arrival of the police for foreign nationals.
For the bride, if she is under 16 years of age, she must have permission from the District Court. Meanwhile, those over 17 years old must have parental consent. Based on data compiled by the Kapuas Post from the Singkawang City Population and Civil Registry Office, there are 105 people who have mixed marriages recorded from 2005 to 2014.
Most mixed marriages occurred in 2011, amounting to 117 people. This number is higher than that of Indonesian citizens in the same year, with 114 people. Meanwhile, there were 55 people who registered mixed marriages at the Singkawang City Population and Civil Registry Office from January to September 2016. "This data records her marriage with us," he said. (Tantra Nur Andi)