Sat, 01 Oct 1994

Forced marriages prevail

JEMBER, East Java: Arranged marriages are common in this city in spite of the statistics showing that many of them ended up in divorce, a court official says.

Syamsul Hadi of the local religious court, said many parents still insist on deciding the spouse of their offspring, and very often they simply do not match, the Antara news agency reported. (par)