Love has no boundary, it is the feeling which is above race, ethnicity, and beyond ‘riches’. The Angeline Francis Khoo, the daughter of Malaysian tycoon Khoo Kay Peng is proving just that.
She is giving up on her family property worth crores to marry the man whom her father had declined.
According to the Strait Times, 78-year-old Khoo Kay Peng is the chairman of Malayan United Industries, an investment holding firm which has huge stakes in high-end luxury brands and hotels.
In 2015, he was ranked 44th on the Forbes list of Malaysia’s 50 richest people. His net worth was estimated to be US$300 million.
Angeline Khoo, the fourth of Mr Khoo’s five children with his ex-wife, when she told her father she wanted to marry Francis but he refused to give his consent.
Ms Kho met Carribean-born data scientist Jedidiah Francis while studying at the Oxford University.
But for Angeline neither her father’s riches nor his consent mattered. Everything faded into oblivion and her sole aim was to wed the love of her life.
“I believed dad’s stance was wrong, so there was no question about what was right,” she said in the interview to British newspaper.
“Money amplifies negative characteristics and that can cause problems. To walk away from that was actually very easy. I didn’t even consider it,” she added.
Khoo, who is now a fashion designer, said she had no clue about t her father’s wealth until it was revealed in court during a long-running divorce between her parents.