The mayor of the town where a wealthy durian trader advertised his daughter for marriage has described him as a likable rogue with a good heart.
And he said that he had hoped that his son would stand a chance to be selected as the lucky son-in-law.
Anon Rotthong, 59, – otherwise known as Pa Non (Sugar Daddy Non) – created a storm after he said that he would give 10 million baht, a car and a house to the successful candidate in marriage for his 26 year old daughter Karnsita.
But after 10,000 calls from Thailand and abroad – and 10 million people reading about the story in one hour on a Chinese website – Anon was forced to abandon the plan. He said his durian business was suffering and his daughter would let love decide when she was ready.
Now Lang Suan, Chumpon, mayor Atthaya Wiriyawat has stepped into the affair that has been the talk of Thailand this week.
Daily News said that Atthaya had known Anon for thirty years. He described him as a true person with “the heart of a gangster with a good disposition”.
Thaivisa notes that this term is often used where the English expression “lovable rogue” might be employed.
He said he had plowed ten million baht into durian production with customers in Bangkok and abroad.
Atthaya – with perhaps a little of his tongue in his cheek – said he was disappointed and disagreed with Anon’s decision to abandon plans to find a son-in-law.
He thought it would have been a good idea to hold the selection process at the Uaychai market in Lang Suan where he has a stake.
And he said that he had hoped that his youngest son would be chosen to unite the two families adding, with a smile, that he would have matched Anon’s ten million baht with a similar sum of his own.
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