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Mayor stands up for "Mr Durian" - says he wanted his own son to get hitched with daughter!

 

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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. 

 

Source: Daily News 

 

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16 minutes ago, webfact said:

often used where the English expression "lovable rogue" might be employed.

Fun Loving Criminal....

Aah - reminds me of my younger days....

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6 minutes ago, webfact said:

"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.

Seems I have misinterpreted local newspaper headlines for years. Whenever I thought they would, for example, read...

 

"Gangsters kidnap and murder wealthy businessman's daughter"

I actually should have read it as...

"Lovable rogues kidnap and murder wealthy businessman's daughter"

 

On another note, I am not sure I'd want my future FIL to be a "gangster with a good disposition". Would make me feel somewhat uneasy. The potential danger of him "losing his good disposition" would simply loom too large over my head.

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17 minutes ago, notasmartassknowitallfarag said:

So the mayor wants the money too. Does he not have enough brown envelopes down there? No end to the shallowness. 

Yup. Seems to me that mayor dude is quite a "lovable rogue".

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Now all you will get is a consolation Durian 🤔

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Only 1 car?? He started with 10 cars!

 

For one car i'm not interested, i bet it's an old smelly tuktuk with flat tires used for transporting durians out of the field...

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Great. Now Nation is milking this line by line into TVF news section. Not a slow news day but I guess TVF 'got the memo' since the last major events and we're stuck with durian brides.

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I wonder how that 'loveable rogue' Red Bull heir is getting along?

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5 minutes ago, Father Fintan Stack said:

Of course he's a gangster. He's a rich connected, up-country Thai, so what else could he be?

 

Yeh, with social media, this forum continues to become increasingly irrelevant in alignment with its decreasing credibility.

 

Still a good place for a Thai-bash and visa info though. 

 

 

Are you fishing for another suspension? 😂🤣😂🤣

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Daddies arranging for their kids to get married .

How romantic. 

Thainess again

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

He said he had plowed ten million baht into durian production with customers in Bangkok and abroad

And as a result of his advertisement 10000 thirsty men wanted to plow his daughter. 

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3 minutes ago, Nsp64 said:

Daddies arranging for their kids to get married .

How romantic. 

Thainess again

Arranged marriages are way more successful than "romantic" marriages. 

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Described by the mayor as a "likable rogue", how do you say that in Thai. :tongue:

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It's all about the money (and face).

 

It makes me want to puke.....

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