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Father offers $31,400 to the man his daughter would want to marry

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Mar. 07, 19 | 9:36 am

DUBAI: Bangkok Post has reported that a wealthy durian trader in Chumphon, a province in southern Thailand, took to his Facebook page and declared he is giving away 10 million bhat (the equivalent of US$31,300) to the man his 26-year-old daughter would want to the tie the knot with.

There’s more.

The lucky man must agree to run the family business, can have 10 cars, a house and two durian markets. There’s just about one condition – he must not be a gambler.

By the way, the daughter graduated with flying colors from Assumption University and has a master’s degree from Sun Yat-sen University in China, her dad said..

“Anyone who knows how to buy and select durian and source the fruit from orchards can take my daughter’s hand. I won’t ask for a single baht in dowry from him but will instead give him 10 million baht in cash, 10 vehicles, a house, two durian markets and the daughter who graduated with honors from Assumption University and had a master’s degree from Sun Yat-sen University in China,” Bankok Post quoted Anont Rotthong as writing in his Facebook page on March 2.

Media immediately picked the story up, among them Singapore’s English-language digital news provider, Today.

Anont reportedly explained he was making the offer because he was concerned his daughter might be too old to marry if he waited any longer.

He also said he wanted to turn over his durian export business as he was ready t retire.

“The man who will join my family must be good and must not be a gambler. Importantly, he must be hard-working and truly love my daughter,” Anont, who for 20 years have been tending to his durian trade, was also quoted as saying by Bangkok Post.

According to Bangkok Post, Anont runs two durian markets in Chumphon, including one at Uay Chai market in tambon Wang Takor of Lang Suan district.

The lucky guy need not be rich nor well-educated, he reportedly said, explaining how he himself started out with nothing and thus, would like to give the chance to run his business to any man He said his future son-in-law didn’t need to be rich and well-educated. The father said he had started his business with nothing and would like to give the opportunity to any man hardworking enough.

His daughter, whose hand he was about to give, does not object to his decision, according to the Bangkok Post report.

“At first, I thought my dad was joking but it turns out he’s seriously looking for a son-in-law. My siblings and I respect his decision,” his youngest and only single daughter, Kansita Rotthong, said.

A decent man who works hard and loves his family is good enough for her, she said.

(Photo Credit: Bangkok Post)

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