Thai man seeks justice after dowry deception by his girlfriend

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A Thai man in Samut Prakan province, near Bangkok, is seeking justice after his girlfriend abandoned him, despite his efforts to pay her a dowry in daily instalments of 300 baht per day. He had paid a total of over 10,000 baht, hoping to build a family together.

The 47 year old man, Ched, told Channel 7 that he is a single father and works as a security guard to care for his child. He started using a dating app in the hope of finding someone who wanted to build a family with him, which is how he met his 43 year old girlfriend.

Ched explained that his girlfriend lived in the eastern province of Rayong. She is a single mother, so Ched believed that the woman would understand him, as she had a similar background.

According to Ched, they started their relationship in March, and the woman asked him to relocate to Rayong and live with her at the beginning of that month. However, he had to marry her before moving in.

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Ched disclosed that the woman’s mother requested a 59,999 baht dowry from him. He could not provide the requested amount because he did not have any savings.

The woman suggested he pay her the dowry in instalments of 300 baht per day, and Ched agreed. Ched requested his company pay him daily instead of monthly. He earned 500 baht a day and gave 300 baht to his girlfriend.

Ched stated that he sometimes could not afford food but was willing to pay the dowry because the woman expressed her love to him by talking with him via video conference every day.

Unfortunately, the woman ended the relationship with him at the end of April. She said he had changed and became a different person. He was accused of being high-maintenance and annoying.

Ched said he agreed to end the relationship but asked her to return his money, over 10,000 baht, that he had given her as dowry. The woman initially promised to return the amount but later disappeared.

Ched expressed his disappointment, saying he wished to build a family with her and did not expect to be abandoned. He added that he wanted the woman to contact him to settle the issue, as he did not want to proceed with any legal steps against her.

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Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger who focuses on translating breakingThai news stories into English. With a background in field journalism, Petch brings several years of experience to the English News desk at The Thaiger. Before joining The Thaiger, Petch worked as a content writer for several known blogging sites in Bangkok, including Happio and The Smart Local. Her articles have been syndicated by many big publishers in Thailand and internationally, including the Daily Mail, The Sun and the Bangkok Post. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp! But during office hours, you can find Petch on LinkedIn and you can reach her by email at

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