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Sham marriage: Web of middlemen behind bogus union

Published on Jun 26, 2014 7:00 AM

The complex web that can lead to a bogus marriage is clear from the union of Vietnamese national Dang Thi Hoang, 28, and Singaporean Soh Chin Chai, 38.

Dang was eager to secure a job here in February last year so she approached her Vietnamese friend Yen, when she was still in Vietnam, for help.

Yen - whose identity has not been established by the authorities - suggested that she could get married to a Singaporean man.

The man, Yen had said, would sponsor her visit pass applications to enable her to prolong her stay here to secure employment.

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