after i read this story i clearly can said that they miss used the dowry. for me dowry should be the symbol of love, in order to show how ready and eager they are to get married they willing to pay the dowry. but some people took advantage of it. dowry has become a burden. not just to say within these two story, but look at the Malay's culture also. especially mother of the bride, they take it as competition with others family. whose daughter can be sold at higher price.
yes nowadays everything require money, but stop using it as excuse. because 14 thousand is more than enough. believe it or not, this also become course of the pre-marital sex. that is why i said that people involved or influence other in making decision.
i will elaborate more about this stand in my next post regarding great injustice and the married maid