100yo Indonesian Man Marries Bride In Her 20s

Story ByLee Bullen,Sub EditorJoseph Golder,AgencyAsia Wire Report

An Indonesian man believed to be at least 100 years old has married a blushing young bride in her 20s.

The wedding took place in the regency of Wajo in the central Indonesian province of South Sulawesi, and the groom’s relative Ayu Anggreni Muchtar told local media: “Yes, the wedding was held this afternoon at the bride’s home on Galico Street!”

Ayu added that the centenarian groom’s name is Katte while his blushing bride is called Indo Alang.

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He said: “I’m not really sure about their exact ages but Katte is definitely over 100 years old, he was a fighter during the Dutch colonial era. His wife is still in her 20s.”

Aye told local media that the elderly groom spent 5 million IDR (279 GBP) for her ‘mahr’, which is money or possessions paid by the groom to the bride and her family during Islamic weddings.

According to reports, marriages with this large an age gap are uncommon in Indonesia and usually involve an older man wedding a much younger woman.

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However, a recent wedding took place in the country between a 71-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy, according to local media.

The country’s legal minimum age for women to marry is 16, but a loophole in Indonesia’s marriage law has reportedly allowed men to wed girls much younger.

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