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Durian trader cancels S$425K contest to find son-in-law due to ‘overwhelming response’

CHUMPHON (Thailand) — The Thai durian trader, who made headlines for his public offer of 10 million baht (S$425,300) in cash to any man who wins his youngest daughter’s heart, has cancelled the contest due to overwhelming response.

Durian trader cancels S$425K contest to find son-in-law due to ‘overwhelming response’

Mr Anont Rotthong takes a picture with his youngest daughter. He posted it along with his Facebook post inviting hard-working men to try to win the heart of Ms Kansita Rotthong, 26.

CHUMPHON (Thailand) — The Thai durian trader, who made headlines for his public offer of 10 million baht (S$425,300) in cash to any man who wins his youngest daughter’s heart, has cancelled the contest due to overwhelming response.

Mass tryouts for applicants seeking to marry his youngest daughter were originally scheduled for April 1.

But on Tuesday (March 5), millionaire Arnon Rodthong posted on Facebook saying that he was no longer accepting applications as some 10,000 people had responded to his siren call.

“Interested sons-in-law, please stop calling me. I’m dying because my phone has been ringing off the hook. Let me rest," he said.

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In an update on Wednesday, Mr Arnon told Thai news site Khaosod English that the contest was cancelled as the “public interest and inquiries have become too disruptive to his family”.

He added, however, that he still intended to give the 10 million baht to whomever marries his daughter.

Mr Arnon, whose durian distribution firm is among the largest in the south of Thailand, had previously announced that he wants to pass his business on to his 26-year-old daughter, Ms Karnsita Rodthong, but doesn’t want her to bear the burden alone.

"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," said Ms Kansita.  AGENCIES

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