103-year-old man marries a 27-year-old woman in a controversial arranged union
103-year-old man marries a 27-year-old woman in a controversial arranged union
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Since late last month, Indonesian social media has been buzzing with news of a controversial wedding in South Sulawesi, where a 103-year-old Dutch colonial war veteran recently married a 27-year-old woman.

Photos and videos of the unlikely couple on their wedding day have been doing the rounds online for over a week now, sparking both outrage and humorous comments.

There are also those who can’t believe the wedding was for real, but several Indonesian news outlets have confirmed that 103-year-old Puang Katte married a 27-year-old woman named Indo Alang in the District of Siwa, South SulawesiThe groom, who is reportedly a widower, fought in the Dutch colonial war (1945 – 1949).

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“Yes, it’s true, the was held this afternoon at the bride’s house on Jalan Galico street,” Ayu Anggreni Muchtar, a relative of the groom, told Liputan6. “I do not know his exact age, but he is definitely over 100 years old, he is a Dutch colonial war fighter. His wife is still in her 20’s.”

Tribunn News later revealed the real age of the newlyweds, Katte, 103 years old, and Alng, 27. The 76-year age difference shocked many in the Asia country, even though they are not entirely uncommon.

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Back in 2017, we featured the story of a 71-year-old woman who married a 16-year-old boy, and just the other day Indonesian media revealed the case of another 103-year-old man who recently married a woman 66 years his junior.

Videos showing the hunched old groom being supported by a young man as he staggers down the aisle to meet his young bride have been shared on Facebook and Twitter, putting the question of arranged marriages into question once again.

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Interestingly, the dowry paid by Katte to his bride’s family wasn’t that substantial, according to local media reports. he allegedly only paid 5 million rupiah ($343) and a gold ring. The two are currently living at the groom’s house in South Sulawesi.

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