03 August 2010

Honey...Go Turn A Trick, I Am Broke!

Seriously, desperate times call for desperate measures. As you, my loyal readers know, I am always out searching for the weird and wonderful tidbits of news from around the traps. Usually, this is either Indonesia or Australia. Here is a story out of West Sulawesi in Indonesia.

A local man in West Sulawesi thought that it would be a good idea to get into politics. He campaigned vigorously for a seat in the local West Sulawesi parliament. Unfortunately, he came up short. It did not become apparent just how unfortunate this was until some time later.

The candidate, Haerul Asri, spent all of his own money and then money that he borrowed in failing to win the parliamentary seat. It was not long before the debt collectors came knocking and calling in the markers that Asri had left all over town. Asri had owned a successful motor bike trading business prior to his failed bid for the parliament, but it would seem his motor bike business endured similar fortunes to that of his political campaign.

Unable to pay back his debts, Asri needed a quick fix, a money fix that is. For some reason Asri figured the quickest way to get the cash to pay of his debts was to force his wife to have sex for money. So, Asri started offering up his wife of 14 years, and the mother of his two children, to his friends and colleagues. The going rate was IDR 300K up to IDR 500K (depending on the service?).

Under duress, regular beatings and the threat of death, the wife reluctantly serviced some of Asri's friends. This arrangement did not last long and the wife fled back to her home village of Samarinda in East Kalimantan.

The court case is underway and Asri faces up to 15 years in the slammer for his vile debt payment plan.

Seriously, what makes a man think that he can treat women, and more specifically his wife, in such a heinous way?

(Story and photo sourced from The Jakarta Globe)


H. Nizam said...

Hi Rob,
The man is insane. No normal man would ever want to sell his own wife and mother of his children to other men.

Rob Baiton said...

@ Harry...

I am guessing this is neither the first time it has happened nor will it be the last either in Indonesia or somewhere else in the world!