MALACCA - It was love at first sight for a security guard when he first saw a factory production officer in February last year.
Determined to marry her, the 30-year-old scrimped and saved whatever he could from his meagre salary, resorting to eating roti canai on most days.
The girl's parents were also adamant that he come up with a marriage proposal first.
Finally, he managed to present a wedding gift that included RM7,000 (S$2,709) in cash at her home in Alor Gajah.
Other than that, he also spent a substantial amount for a lavish wedding reception on March 1.
The man thought that wedded bliss awaited him and his 28-year-old bride, but it was nothing like that at all.
Soon after the wedding, he was asked by his in-laws to live with them, instead of bringing his wife to live with him.
"I was happy thinking that I could save my money without renting a home outside and decided to give some cash to my in-laws as monthly rental without realising they had other motives," he said.