Alongs and debt collectors in Malaysia…

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ALONGS ARE WHAT WE CALL LOAN SHARKS.

In Singapore, they continue with their ‘business’ although the authorities hound them.

In Malaysia, they roam the whole country with impunity. They are the UNTOUCHABLES. The normal response of the police is “we have no evidence against them.”


3 August 2019

35 bank accounts frozen, RM4 million seized over illegal money transactions

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 35 bank accounts were frozen and RM4 million in cash and properties seized in raids on a network of illegal money services business (MSB) operators in the Klang Valley and Penang.

Documents, computers and mobile phones related to these activities were also seized in the raids done in collaboration with the police and the Immigration Department on Aug 1, Bank Negara said in a statement.

The statement said 14 individuals were questioned, while 22 illegal immigrants, suspected to be the staff or customers of the illegal operators, were detained by the Immigration Department under the Immigration Act 1959/63.

“The network is investigated for suspected offences of carrying out MSB activities without a licence under Section 4 (1) of the Money Services Business Act 2011 (MSBA) and engaging in money laundering activities, which is an offence under Section 4 (1) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLA).

“Those committing offences under Section 4 (1) of the MSBA shall be liable to a fine not exceeding RM5 million or imprisonment not exceeding 10 years, or both,” it said.

For an offence under Section 4 (1) of the AMLA, persons found guilty can be imprisoned for not more than 15 years and be fined no less than five times the sum or value of the proceeds of unlawful activity or instrumentalities at the time the offence was committed, or RM5 million, whichever is higher.

The statement also advised the public not to deal with any illegal MSB operators for remitting money, and that anyone involved would not be protected from financial loss in the event of a dispute.

“Members of the public should conduct their transactions with licensed MSBs, which are listed on Bank Negara Malaysia’s website (www.bnm.gov.my),” the statement added.

35 bank accounts frozen, RM4 million seized over illegal money transactions

6 September 2018

7 August 2017

TTDI residents upset about Ah Long stickers on Sea Games billboard

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Residents of Taman Tun Dr Ismail in Kuala Lumpur are upset with Ah Long stickers pasted on a billboard near a bus stop in Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi.

A resident, who wanted to be known only as Tan, said City Hall should remove the stickers as they were an eye sore.

“The billboard was placed there to promote the Sea Games, but it has been defaced by the stickers.

“It is not only messing up the bus stop, but also gives a negative image of the country,” he said.

Tan said City Hall should work with other agencies to address the growing number of illegal advertisements.
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https://www.nst.com.my/actionline/2017/08/264920/ttdi-residents-upset-about-ah-long-stickers-sea-games-billboard

7 July 2017

Paint, urine and faeces: More than 10 moneylenders island-wide hit by vandals overnight

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Over 10 licensed moneylender outlets island-wide were hit by vandals overnight, who threw paint, urine and even faeces at the shops.

Many of the shops were also spray-painted with the word, ‘O$P$’ and police reports have been lodged, reports Lianhe Wanbao via Lianhe Zaobao.

It is understood that more than 10 shops were affected, including one stall each on French Road, Bishan Street 13, Cross Street, Toa Payoh Central, and another two at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8.
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Another owner said that the incident had shaken the industry, and there were also rumours that some shops had been vandalised with faeces and urine.

He added that the consensus was that illegal moneylenders were behind the acts of vandalism, who were upset that their business was being ‘stolen’ by their legal counterparts.

http://www.asiaone.com/singapore/paint-urine-and-faeces-more-10-moneylenders-island-wide-hit-vandals-overnight?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&link_time=1499393209#xtor=CS2-4

16 May 2017

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Pasang bom pada kereta, cara terbaru ‘along’ tagih hutang?
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http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/bahasa/2017/05/15/pasang-bom-pada-kereta-cara-terbaru-along-tagih-hutang/

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Cops: Loan shark uses explosive to intimidate debtor

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IPOH, May 16 — An explosive device believed to have been planted by a loan shark blew up and wounded a borrower as he was about to get into his car at his home in Taman Pengkalan Setia, Taiping, on Sunday.

The 10pm incident is believed to be the triggered by the loan shark seeking to collect a RM300,000 debt.

Taiping police chief  Assistant Commissioner Harrith Kam Abdullah said police were informed by the public after they heard a loud explosion.

“The victim, who is working in an engineering company in Bukit Mertajam, came to visit his 17-year-old son, who lives in Taiping on Saturday,” he said in a statement.

“The victim decided to return to Bukit Mertajam on Sunday. As he opened the driver’s door of his car, a blast went off and the man, aged in his 50s, suffered injuries on both legs.”

The victim was taken to the Taiping Hospital and an X-ray showed screw-like fragments embedded in his legs.

Harrith said police found items such as a battery, pieces of metal, wire and rope, believed to have been used in the explosive, at the place of the incident.

“The explosive was attached to the car’s door and went off when the rope attached to the device was pulled after the door opened,” he said

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/cops-loan-shark-uses-explosive-to-intimidate-debtor?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

30 Jan 2017

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Ah Long stab man, set motorcycle on fire and rob family
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TANGKAK: Police are in the midst of tracking down three local men believed to be Ah Long or loan sharks who had snatched valuables and cash from a family in Sungai Mati, near here, last Saturday.

Tangkak district police chief Supt Mohad Idris Samsuri said the complainant, a 23-year-old woman, claimed three men had approached her outside her house early Saturday morning, demanding that she pay her debts totalling RM2,000.

“When she ignored their threats and refused to come out, the suspects set fire to a motorcycle which was parked in front of the house,” he told reporters here today.

Idris said when the victim’s 46-year-old father came out to confront the trio, he was stabbed with a sharp weapon, believed to be a knife.

“The suspects then stormed into the house seizing the victim’s jewellery, mobile phone and cash of RM4,000 before fleeing the scene,” he said.

He said the victim’s father, a sewing machine repairman, was rushed to hospital for treatment and was now in stable condition.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the victim’s elder brother had borrowed RM2,000 from the suspects and had fled after failing to settle the debt.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/01/30/ah-long-stab-man-set-motorcycle-on-fire-and-rob-family/

24 Jan 2017

Several women are reportedly on the payroll of loan sharks, to be used in such cases. 

Report: Loan sharks use scantily-clad women to recover debts
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Loan sharks are sending scantily-clad women to defaulters’ workplaces to recover their debts, the New Straits Times reported today.

The report quoted MCA Public Services and Complaints Department chief Michael Chong saying the “genius” tactic surfaced about three years ago and he has since received about 30 complaints from defaulters subjected to such harassment, with 15 of it lodged last year alone.

“What would your colleagues or employees think when they see a pretty young woman in a short skirt waiting in the office or reception area to see you?

“It can be extremely embarrassing, even before they say they are from a debt collection agency. If they don’t introduce themselves, or worse, the loan sharks send a different woman every day, everyone would think the borrower was having one of more extramarital affairs,” said Chong.

This tactic usually worked, he added, with defaulters rushing to settle their debts for fear of losing face.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/370305?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Ever heard of poor ones?

13 Jan 2017

Rich loan sharks nabbed

KULAI: For 13 years, an Ah Long syndicate amassed so much wealth that its members bought property, including tracts of land in Johor, and luxury items worth millions of ringgit.

The interest charged was a staggering 10% to 15% on a daily basis, and with this the syndicate raked in profits of about RM1mil each month.

Bukit Aman teamed up with Johor police to zoom in on the illegal money lenders and on Wed­nesday, 26 suspects were arrested in Johor, Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh under Ops Vulture.

State deputy police chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mohd Zakaria Ahmad said the syndicate leader, in his 30s, was arrested as he was trying to buy a piece of land here.

Police believe that the syndicate had bought houses and land in Johor.

“We seized more than RM300,000 in cash, and luxury cars and branded goods from the suspects worth almost RM2.2mil. There were also ATM cards, bank and cheque books, computers, Ah Long posters and weapons such as parang,” he told a press conference here yesterday.

SAC Mohd Zakaria said investigations showed that the syndicate had ties with a secret society here and wanted to “expand” to Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur.

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12 Jan 2017

staronline: Police raids net 26 loan sharks

KUALA LUMPUR: Twenty-six people have been arrested in connection with a loan shark syndicate active in Johor and Perak.

The suspects – 23 men and three women, including a woman from Vietnam – are aged between 17 and 51.

Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Comm Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said multiple raids were conducted in both states between 10am on Wednesday and 4am on Thursday.

“We seized 21 vehicles worth RM1.48mil, RM416,050 in cash and 18 women’s luxury handbags worth at least RM150,000,” Acryl Sani said.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/01/12/police-raids-net-26-loan-sharks/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

3 Jan 2017

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A loan with just one phone call

KUALA LUMPUR: It has become so easy to borrow money from Ah Long that a loan from them is now just a phone call away.

MCA Public Services and Com­plaints Department chief Datuk Seri Michael Chong said there has been an increase in the number of loan sharks in recent years.

Competition to get new borrowers has become stiffer as a result.

“It’s now gotten to a stage that the borrower doesn’t even need to meet the loan shark or sign any agreement.

“Just call the loan shark, give them the address for them to check and bank account number, and they would bank in the money,” he said in an interview.

From the 636 loan shark cases involving some RM58mil in unpaid debts that he received last year, nearly 70% of the borrowers never met with their lenders face-to-face.

Loan sharks, said Chong, would advise loan defaulters to borrow more money from other loan sharks to cover their previous debt.

“If the borrower still cannot repay, the loan shark will ask them to take even more loans,” he said.

As a result, a person who originally took a RM1,000 loan but then struggled to repay, will find their debt eventually piling up to RM10,000 due to the multiple high interest loans they are forced to sign on.

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Loan sharks use social media to shame debtors

PETALING JAYA: Splashing red paint seems rather passe for loan sharks these days.

Besides publicly humiliating the debtors, some Ah Long would use social media to defame the debtors and their business operations.

In Penang last year, posters of a student and his family were plastered outside a school.

One of the posters displayed Chinese characters that read: “The boy’s father is a con man. Instead of paying his debts, he lodged a police report”.

It was reported in May last year that loan sharks apparently created a Facebook page to sabotage a woman’s cosmetic and beauty salon.

They also uploaded photographs of the woman and her husband as well as her business card.

This was besides creating trouble outside her shop, including having its grille locked by the loan sharks.

The couple was the guarantor for a RM90,000 loan taken by their friend who went missing.

In another case, a 30-year-old odd job worker died last year after slipping into a coma for about a month.

He was allegedly captured by a group of Ah Long and bashed up repeatedly, leaving him with severe injuries and a broken skull, all be­­cause of a RM2,000 loan that swelled up to RM15,000 due to interest.

29 Dec 2016

WHERE WERE THEY GOING”
Who were they going to chop up?

Samurai swords among items seized from Ah Longs at police road block

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NIBONG TEBAL: The police arrested two Ah Longs believed to be intimidating borrowers in an operation in Simpang Ampat and Tasek Mutiara here early Wednesday.

Seberang Perai Selatan (SPS) District police chief Supt Shafee Abdul Samad said police from the SPS Police Headquarters Commercial Crime Investigation Division arrested the two men, aged 20 and 21 at a road block during the operation codenamed ‘Ops Vulture’, held from 3am to 2pm.

“The two men were in a Toyota Hilux when they were arrested, and initial investigations revealed they were involved in four cases of splashing paint at borrowers’ homes reported in the SPS area in order to intimidate them,” he said here Wednesday night.

He said following the arrest of the two men, police raided their home in Taman Residensi Villa Mutiara, Simpang Ampat, near here, and seized various items believed to be used by the suspects to harass victims.

“Among the items seized were samurai swords, machetes, iron axes, bolt cutters, hammers, air guns, masks, debt notebooks, a paintball gas tank, paint thinners and cash amounting to RM6,274.

“The police seized several fake vehicle registration numbers, a Perodua Alza car believed to belong to a borrower, and a Toyota Hilux with a fake registration number,” he said.

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Family harassed by loan sharks due to brother’s gambling debts

A household in Lorong Ikan Emas, Cheras has been subjected to harassment by loan sharks, popularly referred to as ah longs, due to a family member’s massive gambling debt.

The family member involved owes several different loan sharks a total of about RM300,000, and debt collectors have since set their house on fire, splattered paint on his gate, and made verbal threats, according to the debtor’s brother, Yee Tien Hou.

The most recent incident occurred on Dec 19 when their house was set on fire, and the conflagration damaged a motorbike, the fence, roof and electric cables.

“A few days before the ah long came, he called and warned the family,” said Tien Hou.

His brother, who owes money to ah longs, no longer lives with his family in Cheras as his family forced him to move out eight months ago.

“We already asked him to leave the house the first time the ah long came to pour paint at our house,” said Tien Hou.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/367516?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

IT’S JUST “PLAY PLAY”, TO QUOTE PHUAH CHOO KANG.

So think they have done a great job?
 

No, more posters will go up, and worse, they have barely scrapped the surface. The menace of loan sharks remains.

It will take political will, which this BN Govt doesn’t have, and a dedicated police force, which is yet to surface…

KLANG: Seven hundred unlicensed posters, banners and stickers were removed in a three-hour operation by the Klang Utara police Commercial Crime Investigation Division, today.

More than 20 policemen including enforcement officers from the Klang Municipal Council (MPK) were involved in the operation.

The main focus of the operation was to eliminate illegal advertisements by loan sharks in and around the Klang vicinity.

http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/05/143567/700-unlicensed-loan-shark-posters-banners-removed-klang

27 March 2016

The nerve of this along!

Man receives threatening video from loanshark and instructed to harass other debtors

Stomper received a video as well as instructions to harass debtors from a loanshark after he defaulted payment.

The video the Stomper received shows a door of a flat on fire. Red paint was also splashed onto the HDB unit.

The Stomper was also demanded by the loanshark to intimidate other debtors.

http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/this-urban-jungle/man-receives-threatening-video-from-loanshark-and-instructed-to-harass-other#xtor=CS2-4

10 March 2016

They came to the wrong place, chained the front metal gate with a bicycle lock and started a fire but she escaped with her life!

Woman trapped in burning Woodlands flat in moneylending harassment case

Victim was stranded on balcony, front gate was chained.

When Miss Janel Tay heard screams of “Help me! Help me!” in Mandarin at about 3.30am, she thought it was a robbery.

But when a burning smell wafted into her room a while later, the 18-year-old knew it was something else.

What she saw next as she rushed to the balcony at the back of the kitchen shocked her: Plumes of smoke billowing out of a balcony window diagonally across her flat and a woman gasping for air.

“She was leaning outside the window and holding on to the window pane. The smoke was very ‘jialat’ (Hokkien for dire),” the ITE student told The New Paper.

The fire started on Sunday morning in a three-room flat on the seventh storey of Block 318, Woodlands Street 31.

Miss Tay, who lives on the eighth storey, immediately woke her mother up.

“My mother told me to call 995 and to spray water at the woman (to help her feel better from the smoke),” said the teenager.

She did just that with a hose connected to a tap in her kitchen. She aimed the hose at her neighbour who was struggling amid the acrid smoke.

“(The victim) kept asking (me) to spray more water on her. That’s all I know,” said Miss Tay.

She kept at it for about five minutes, until officers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) arrived.

The SCDF was alerted to the fire at 3.50am, said a spokesman. Its officers had to use breaking tools to force open the metal gate, as the grilles had been locked with a bicycle chain.

The police have classified the fire as a case of unlicensed money-lending harassment, said a spokesman.

In Malaysia, Rule by Law? Man beaten by loan sharks dies

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http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/02/05/man-beaten-by-loan-sharks-dies/

   

Man beaten by loan sharks in Johor dies

JOHOR BARU – An odd-job worker was beaten to death by a group of loansharks at the Sri Danga construction site in Taman Laguna over a RM2,000 (S$678) debt  

Voon Fook Leong, 30, was allegedly captured by the group of Ah Longs over his debt and beaten repeatedly leaving him with severe injuries and a broken skull.

He was admitted to the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) intensive care unit before he slipped into a coma for about 26 days. He was pronounced dead on Wednesday.

His distraught father Voon Kio, 65, said one of the Ah Longs called his eldest son Fook Oon at 2am on Jan 8, saying that Fook Leong had borrowed RM2,000 from them but could not settle it on time.

“They told us that including the interest, we need to pay them RM15,000 or they will not let my son go and threatened to beat him non-stop.

“Worried about his safety, we immediately transferred the amount via three transactions between 5.30am and 11am on the same day, as they only gave us 10 hours to settle my son’s debt,” he said.

Thinking that the whole ordeal was over, the father thought he would be reunited with his son but was shocked to find out that his son had been admitted into the hospital.

“We are very heartbroken that this happened and did not expect that we will not be spending Chinese New Year with him,” he said in tears.

– See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/malaysia/man-beaten-loan-sharks-johor-dies?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_term=Autofeed&link_time=1454640318#xtor=CS2-4

27 January 2016

Loanshark harasser crawls past CCTV camera to avoid being seen

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To avoid detection when he set fire to people’s flats, he wore masks and even crawled past a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera. But deliveryman Muhammad Jasni Mdet, 26, was still caught. Yesterday, he was sentenced to 3½ year’s jail and given 12 strokes of the cane for unlicensed moneylending (UML) harassment.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to four of 11 charges of UML harassment, with the rest of the charges taken into consideration during sentencing.

– See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/crime/loanshark-harasser-crawls-past-cctv-camera-avoid-being-seen?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_term=Autofeed&link_time=1453880773#xtor=CS2-4

Suspected loanshark harasser arrested

Suspected loanshark harasser arrested – Channel News Asia

SINGAPORE: A 22-year-old man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in several cases of loanshark-related harassment, police said in a news release on Wednesday (Jan 13).

According to the police, the harassment came to light when a report was lodged on Dec 10. Paint was splashed at the door and loanshark graffiti was scrawled on the wall of a residential HDB unit at Bukit Panjang, police added.

After conducting extensive probes to establish the identity of the suspect, police officers who were on patrol duty spotted the suspect and arrested him along Segar Road on Tuesday. A mobile phone and a cap were seized as case exhibits, police said.

Preliminary investigations also revealed that the youth is believed to have carried out similar acts of harassment in Sengkang housing estate.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/suspected-22-year-old/2422750.html

23 January 2016

Central Seberang Prai district police chief Assistant Commissioner Rusli Mohd Noor said that the bomb could have been hurled by a moneylender (ahlong), as one of the family members had unsettled dues with them.

‘Coconut bomb’ damages two homes

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By PREDEEP NAMBIAR – 23 January 2016 @ 6:40 PM

BUTTERWORTH: Two homes here were badly damaged after two men on a motorcycle hurled a ‘coconut bomb’ in Taman Sembilang, Prai earlier this morning.
In the 3am incident, the bomb, believed to be made from coconut husks, caused a small fire in the porch of the homes.
The aftermath of the explosion also caused massive damage to the porch, door and the living area of the double-storey homes.
Central Seberang Prai district police chief Assistant Commissioner Rusli Mohd Noor said initial investigations revealed that the explosives were mere firecrackers.
“It was just firecrackers made with higher grade explosives,” he said when contacted.

19 January 2016

Isn’t this going too far? Loan sharks threaten neighbours of borrower who didn’t repay his debt!

Neighbours receive threatening notes from loanshark after Ang Mo Kio resident runs away before settling debt

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Stomper Yan was surprised when she saw a note covered in joss paper at her doorstep. However, her surprise turned into horror when she realised that the joss paper hid a threatening note from a loan shark.

The Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 resident who received the note yesterday (Jan 18) lives two floors above the borrower said that she was not the only one who received the unusual note.

“When I asked my neighbours, they said almost everyone in the block received the note, some even got theirs last week,” Yan said.

She added that she spoke to the wife of the borrower and was told that her husband had run away her before settling the loan.

http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/this-urban-jungle/neighbours-receive-threatening-notes-from-loanshark-after-ang-mo-kio-resident-runs#xtor=CS2-4

13 January 2016

Loan sharks set gate on fire, splash house with paint…

Parents of missing debtor harassed by loan sharks

Kuala Lumpur 13 January 2016. Ketua Jabatan Aduan dan Perkhidmatan Awam MCA, Datuk Seri Michael Chong(tengah) bersama mangsa bom petrol Ahlong menunjukan gambar di sidang akhbar Kes Ahlong bakar rumah di Ibu Pejabat MCA . NSTP / Mohd Yusni Ariffin

Kuala Lumpur 13 January 2016. Ketua Jabatan Aduan dan Perkhidmatan Awam MCA, Datuk Seri Michael Chong(tengah) bersama mangsa bom petrol Ahlong menunjukan gambar di sidang akhbar Kes Ahlong bakar rumah di Ibu Pejabat MCA . NSTP / Mohd Yusni Ariffin

http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/01/122000/parents-missing-debtor-harassed-loan-sharks

Star

13 January 2016 | MYT 7:30 PM

Loan sharks splash home with paint, burn gate after woman gives family’s address

KUALA LUMPUR: Loan sharks splattered a house with paint and glue as well as set fire to the gate after a woman who took out loans of more than RM150,000 gave her family’s address instead of her own.

MCA Public Service and Complaints Department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong said that the woman’s family had approached him for help after they were repeatedly harassed by the Ah Longs.

“Ng Hui Yoong, 25, borrowed money from loan sharks and provided her family’s address instead of her own. She ran away from home two years ago, and seldom remains in contact with the family,” he said at a press conference on Wednesday.

“Her sister and mother approached me for help.”

“In mid-December, four men came to her mother’s house and locked the house gate.

“They demanded her mother settle the debts.

“A few days later they threw bricks at the house and it was splattered with yellow, black and red paint on three occasions, as well as glue, used to stick up posters with Hui Yoong’s face and details.

“On Jan 8, three men poured gasoline on the house gate and set fire to it,” Chong said.

He added that a total of five police reports had been lodged at the Klang Selatan police station.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/01/13/ah-long-harass-family-burn-gate/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

5 January 2016

He gets 12 weeks of jail time.

Koh, 32, owed money to some alongs, and to make it easier on himself, he accessed the banks’s computer to get the names, NRIC numbers and mobile phone numbers of potential debtors which he passed on to an unlicensed moneylender.

Former bank compliance officer conducted unauthorised searches to help loanshark

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Amir Hussain
The Straits Times
4 January 2016

A former United Overseas Bank (UOB) compliance officer who conducted unauthorised searches on the bank’s computer system in 2013 was jailed for 12 weeks on Monday (Jan 4).

…Koh had incurred a $16,000 gambling debt and turned to loansharks when he had difficulties repaying the loan.

He tried to negotiate repayment terms with a loanshark, known only as “Ah King”, who told him he would extend the latter’s repayment period as well as reduce the interest payable for defaulting on his repayments if Koh provided him the names, NRIC numbers and mobile phone numbers of potential debtors.

Ah King wanted to use the information to expand his customer base.

On Oct 30, 2013, Koh used his staff identification number and password to access UOB’s secure computer system, known as AS400. He wrote down the names of several account holders.

Two days later, he committed the offences again. Some of the UOB customers later got harassing telephone calls and text messages from unfamiliar numbers, and at least two police reports were made.

http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/courts-crime/former-bank-compliance-officer-conducted-unauthorised-searches-to-help-loanshark

11 December 2015

Alongs give victims small portion of salary until debts are paid.

Illegal moneylending syndicate in Malaysia gives victims small portion of salary until …

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KULAI: An illegal moneylending syndicate is acting like a “gatekeeper” to its victims by giving only a small portion of their monthly salary until they have fully settled their debt.

Kulai OCPD Supt Razak Md Said revealed at a press conference here the method used by the syndicate with the arrest of two Malaysian men, who forced their victims to surrender their automated teller machine (ATM) cards.

“The suspects will withdraw a certain amount of money from the borrowers’ account using the ATM card, pass it to them and take the large amount as a deduction for their loans,” he said yesterday.

Supt Razak said the two men, aged 30 and 31, were detained at an illegal moneylending outlet in Senai near here after a raid on Dec 3.

He said police recovered 147 ATM cards, RM7,007 (S$2,302) in cash, documents for loan applications, two bank account books, four logbooks with borrowers’ details and their payment records.

“The syndicate members will withdraw the money using the ATM cards on pay day,” said Supt Razak.

He added that the borrowers had signed agreements allowing the syndicate to withdraw money from their accounts to settle their debt.

He said investigations showed that the syndicate had been operating for the past three years.

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4 December 2015

Good job!

Police rescue man abducted by money lenders, arrest 8

A jobless man who was abducted by three men in Klang on Monday over unsettled debts has been found unharmed.A police team found the 35-year-old victim in Jalan Pos Baru in Klang, two days after the abduction.In follow-up operations, police detained eight people, including two brothers, and the wife of one of the suspects.

Selangor Criminal Investigation Department chief, Datuk Mohd Adnan Abdullah said, on November 30, an 84-year-old man reported that his grandson had been abducted by three men from the family home in Jalan Turi, Palm Grove, Klang.

“According to the complainant, the victim had been taken to an unknown place as he (the grandfather) could only raise RM1,000 of the RM32,000 owed by the grandson.

“Police set up a team which located the victim in Jalan Pos Baru on December 2,” he told a press conference at the Selangor police contingent headquarters in Shah Alam today.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/citynews/greater-kl/article/police-rescue-man-abducted-by-money-lenders-arrest-8?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#sthash.UQihHFHH.dpuf

3 December 2015

7 arrested for suspected involvement in loansharking activities

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December 3, 2015

SINGAPORE — Seven people allegedly involved in a loanshark syndicate were arrested yesterday (Dec 2) and will be charged in court tomorrow for offences under the Moneylenders Act (Revised Edition 2010).

The syndicate is believed to be responsible for at least 30 loanshark harassment cases islandwide, said the police in a statement today (Dec 3).

The six men and one woman arrested are aged between 33 and 70.

Yesterday, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Police Intelligence Department conducted simultaneous raids at multiple locations in a 12-hour operation. During the operation, cash amounting to about S$16,500, mobile phones, laptops, Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards, internet banking dongles and bank transaction slips were seized.

http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/7-arrested-suspected-involvement-loansharking-activities

30 November 2015

Caning for man who helped loansharks set fire to debtors’ homes:
In just a week in June 2015, he harassed 22 homes over Singapore by setting fire to main doors, splashing paint, locking gates with a bicycle chain and leaving threatening notes with the neighbours.
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By RONALD LOH

A cleaning business owner who helped loansharks harass debtors to pay off his own debt was sentenced to five years’ corrective training and 12 strokes of the cane on Monday (Nov 30).

Mohamed Ashyik Mohamed Shawal, 31, had even set fire to the main doors of some of the debtors’ homes.

Court papers said Ashyik borrowed $10,000 from two loan sharks after his cleaning business ran into financial difficulty in May 2015.

When he could not repay his loans, he agreed to work for the loansharks.

– See more at: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore-news/caning-man-who-helped-loansharks-set-fire-debtors-homes?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1448865123

17 November 2015

Star

Tuesday November 17, 2015 MYT 3:48:58 PM

Three men arrested, 308 loan shark posters seized

JOHOR BAHRU: Police arrested three men and seized 308 loan shark advertisement posters in Ops Vulture, conducted at Taman Berlian Biru, Kluang on Monday.

Kluang district police chief ACP Mohamad Laham said the three men were caught putting up the posters on electricity poles and trees along the roadsides of the housing area.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/11/17/Loan-shark-posters-Kluang/

18 October 2015

IT WON’T BE LONG BEFORE THE SINGAPORE POLICE GO INTO ACTION.

“Ah Long burns House” Video sent to borrower.

Latest tactic by Ah Long is sending such videos to borrower and say that Your House Will Be Next! If you don’t pay up.

Threatening borrowers and giving them mental torture, building fear, psychological and emotional abuse of the whole family creating sense of insecurity and unable to feel safe at any point of time. Many families have broken up even breaking down due to extreme stress and depression being unable to cope with Ah long daily torture.

The only way to prevent this from happening to you is, Do not borrow from illegal moneylenders no matter what. This video was sent to us by one victim an hour ago. Please share this to raise awareness.

Loan-shark sets gate of HDB flat on fire, then sends video to victim

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2 October 2015

NO LET UP BY POLICE IN SINGAPORE.

WHAT ABOUT IN MALAYSIA? No news of police action is bad news…

111 caught in islandwide anti-loansharking operation

111 caught in islandwide anti-loansharking operation:

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Published: 7:21 PM, October 2, 2015
Updated: 7:48 PM, October 2, 2015

SINGAPORE — Police arrested 111 suspects in an island-wide anti-loansharking operation between Monday and Thursday this week.

The 77 men and 34 women, aged between 15 and 68, were caught in simultaneous raids conducted at multiple locations across the island and are currently under investigation for their involvement in loansharking activities, police said in a press release today (Oct 2).

One suspect allegedly conducts a business of unlicensed moneylending, while 15 others are believed to be runners who assisted loansharks by carrying out Automated Teller Machine (ATM) transfers or procuring ATM cards for the syndicates’ usage.

Another four suspects are believed to have carried out loanshark harassment by splashing paint and scrawling graffiti on walls. The remaining 91 suspects are believed to have opened bank accounts and given loansharks access to their personal bank accounts to facilitate unlicensed moneylending activities.

http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/111-caught-islandwide-anti-loansharking-operation

7 July 2015

“Your son-in-law owes us RM7,000!”
But she has no children, so how would she have a son-in-law?

Star

Tuesday July 7, 2015 MYT 3:30:01 PM

Ah Long rams van into woman’s gate

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JOHOR BARU: A kuih maker is living in fear after an Ah Long rammed his van into her front gates, claiming her “son-in-law” owed him RM7,000.

Chua Gin Yok, 65, said she is single and has no children.

Chua, who has lodged police reports over the two incidents, believed the Ah Long could have mistaken her house for somebody else’s.

She said she had returned home after making a kuih delivery on July 1 to find the man, in his 40s, waiting in a van parked in front of her house in Taman University here.

“The man insisted that my son-in-law owed him RM7,000 and told me to pay up.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/07/07/Crime-Ah-Long-Ram-Gate/

大耳窿點錯相,強逼單身婦女“吃死貓”還債,還兩度開車撞屋子大門恐嚇還錢! 中年婦女是與一名弟弟相依為命,上週三(1日)下午3時許,一名年約40歲華裔大耳窿在其屋外等她回家,指其女婿欠下7000令吉,要…
chinapress.com.my

20 June 2015

In Malaysia, while the Menglembu police station chief challenges alongs in a video, where are the arrests? Prosecutions?

Video: Menglembu Police Station Chief, ASP Chen Ah Kooy, challenges loan sharks to a fight, one-on-one!

In Singapore, the police ACT.

3 men arrested, police looking for 2 more in case of loanshark harassment at Choa Chu Kang

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3 men arrested, police looking for 2 more to assist with in case of loanshark harassment at Choa Chu Kang Ave

Posted on 20 June 2015
Anyone with information is requested to call the Police Hotline at 1800-255 0000 or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/CrimeStopper. All information will be kept strictly confidential. Meanwhile three men between the ages of 26 and 36 have been arrested for their suspected involvement in assisting unlicensed moneylending syndicates to procure Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card and Personal Identification Number (PIN) from debtors to facilitate unlicensed moneylending businesses in two separate cases.
http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/this-urban-jungle/3-men-arrested-police-looking-for-2-more-to-assist-with-in-case-of-loanshark#xtor=CS2-4

The wheels of justice turn QUICKLY for this loanshark runner. 1. Set fire to door of HDB flat just before midnight 12 June. 2. Arrested 15 June. 3. Charged in court 17 June.

This is Mohamed Ashyik Mohamed Shawal, 31, loan shark runner.. He was charged in court. He had set on fire the HDB flat of a man for a loan taken by another resident. He also wrote graffiti on the 12th-floor lift landing. His boss is an unlicensed moneylender, known as Denzel. http://thecourtroom.stomp.com.sg/courtroom/cases/case-of-the-day/alleged-loanshark-runner-charged-with-setting-fire-to-flat-in-jurong-east#xtor=CS2-4

Suspected loanshark, who set fire to flats in Toh Guan Road, to be charged tomorrow

Arrested: Suspected loanshark who set fire to Jurong East flats

One suspect was taken to the scene to reenact what happened on the day of the crime to police investigators.

THE THINGS THAT LOAN SHARKS DO TO TERRORIZE BAD DEBTORS OR THEIR GUARANTORS INCLUDE SETTING FIRE TO THE FRONT DOOR. In this case, they did it to the wrong place!

Family shocked after loan shark sets fire to wrong house in Jurong East

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MyPaper 15 June 2015 Loan sharks are believed to have set fire to the fronts of two flats in Jurong East early on Saturday. But they might have been after a unit one floor below, which was outfitted with a surveillance camera. “After the incident, the father of the person targeted by the loan sharks came to me to apologise, saying the debts were owed by a friend of his son, and that his son was only the guarantor,” said one of the affected residents, who wanted to be known only as Ms Chen. “The father offered to re-paint our door, but since it was badly burnt, I turned him down,” added Ms Chen, who was cited by Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao yesterday. http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/this-urban-jungle/loan-shark-sets-fire-to-wrong-house-in-jurong-east#xtor=CS2-4Here is a photo of the car that rolled down a ravine when the victim grabbed the steering wheel, causing the car to crash. Embedded image permalink … Star

Saturday May 30, 2015 MYT 11:51:01 PM

‘Pondan’ loan shark allegedly abducts man unable to settle brother’s debt

PETALING JAYA: A self-employed man was allegedly abducted and almost killed by a transgender loan shark after he was unable to come up with money demanded to settle his brother’s debt. The 28-year-old man had met a transgender man named Ramaya in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur to discuss matters related to the debt at noon Thursday. He wanted to meet the loan shark to get him to withdraw a report against his brother, now detained by police for kidnapping the loan shark’s acquaintance. … He then demanded RM80,000 to withdraw the report, but the man said he did not have the money. “Unhappy with his answer, the loan shark’s accomplice held a knife to the victim’s waist and forced him into a black car,” said City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad. … “The victim overheard a conversation saying they should kill him since he couldn’t pay,” he said. Several hours into the journey, the man managed to partially dislodge the blindfold and saw they were driving next to a ravine. “He took a chance and grabbed the steering wheel, causing the car to crash into the ravine. “The victim was thrown out of the car. When he regained consciousness, he found himself alone, climbed up the ravine and managed to stop a lorry passing by. http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/05/30/pondan-loan-shark-kidnap-man/ 2h2 hours ago

Lelaki diculik ‘geng pondan’ nekad tarik stereng kereta selamatkan diri

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Oleh Mohd Fadly Samsudin dan Fardy Bungga am@hmetro.com.my

– See more at: http://www.hmetro.com.my/node/54783#sthash.xFTdmYdW.dpuf

Kuala Lumpur: Seorang lelaki yang diculik sekumpulan ‘geng pondan’ bertindak nekad menarik stereng kereta dipandu suspek menyebabkan kenderaan itu terjunam ke dalam gaung. Dalam kejadian jam 11.30 pagi Khamis lalu, mangsa berusia 28 tahun diselamatkan seorang pemandu lori yang kebetulan melalui lokasi kejadian di Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor. Difahamkan mangsa cuba melepaskan diri selepas mendengar perbualan kumpulan suspek yang merancang mahu membunuhnya di kawasan hutan. http://www.hmetro.com.my/node/54783 — Free Malaysia Today

Debt collectors caught red-handed splashing paint

May 28, 2015

The five wanted to teach a lesson to a debtor who defaulted on payment.

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JOHOR BARU: Five youths, believed to be debt collectors employed by an “ah long” (loan shark), were caught splashing red paint at a house in Johor Jaya here yesterday. Policemen on patrol duty in Jalan Dedap caught them red-handed committing the act. It is believed the debt collectors resorted to splashing the paint at the house after a debtor defaulted in servicing a loan taken from the loan shark. Seri Alam police chief Supt Abdul Samad Salleh said the police detained the suspects and seized a car. http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2015/05/28/debt-collectors-caught-red-handed-splashing-paint/NO SLOWDOWN IN ACTION AGAINST LOAN SHARKS!

10 men, aged between 26 and 58, arrested for suspected involvement in loansharking activities

Mobile phones, Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards, banking slips, bank account books and a total of S$6,400 in cash were seized as case exhibits. Photo: Singapore Police Force
May 26, 2015
SINGAPORE — Ten men, aged between 26 and 58, have been arrested for their suspected involvement in loansharking activities following an islandwide operation against a loansharking syndicate. Simultaneous raids were conducted by officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Police Intelligence Department (PID) in Ang Mo Kio, Marine Crescent, Bukit Merah, Bukit Timah and Whampoa. The operation started yesterday (May 25) and ended this morning.

http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/10-men-arrested-alleged-involvement-loansharking-activitiesSee how serious they are in Singapore about this scourge of society!

3, believed to be debtors-turned-runners, arrested for involvement in unlicensed moneylending

5:25 PM, May 15, 2015
SINGAPORE – Three suspects were arrested yesterday evening (May 14) for their involvement in three separate loanshark harassment cases. The suspects – a 33-year-old man and two women aged 43 and 47 – were arrested at Bukit Batok Avenue 5 and Bukit Batok Centrol respectively. All three are believed to be debtors-turned-runners. The two women are suspected to have assisted in procuring Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards and Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) to facilitate unlicensed moneylending activities, while the male suspect is believed to have retained a national registration identification card (NRIC) and a Singapore driving licence from a debtor.

http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/three-arrested-involvement-unlicensed-moneylending

THEY REALLY WANTED HIM DEAD!

Debt collector shot to death. Read More:

By PHUAH KEN LIN – 12 May 2015 @ 10:43 PM

BUTTERWORTH: A 31-year-old debt collector was gunned down by a motorcyclist this evening. ..
Goh Wooi Loon from Taman Bagan Ajam, here, was riding his motorcycle to avoid his attacker in the incident that happened about 7.20pm. ..
According to a witness, the slain man was believed to have engaged in a high speed chase with the gunman before the latter managed to ride up to the victim. ..
A police spokesman said the attacker had fired several shots at Goh from close range behind a shoplot at Taman Carissa, Mak Mandin. ..
“The victim died on the spot from gunshot wounds,” he said. .. Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/node/84043

An example of loan shark harassment in Singapore zaza http://singapore.coconuts.co/2015/05/07/man-loan-shark-paraphernilia-arrested-lentor-avenueIn Singapore, runners of loan sharks often splash ATMs with black paint. It’s not that the banks borrow from them and didn’t repay the loans. In a case heard in July 2014, a loanshark runner threw soya sauce on an ATM and pasted a note bearing the debtors’ names and personal details on the machine.  (http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/courts-crime/story/atms-found-splashed-black-paint-various-parts-singapore-20150507#sthash.0R3esjAT.dpuf)

Who’s the culprit? Ubi ATM splashed with black paint

It’s not that the banks owe loan sharks money, so why do they do that? This is why.. When you borrow money from a loan shark, you also hand over your ATM card which he uses to withdraw money from your account. When he finds that he can’t get any money, and that he also can’t any money from several other borrowers he splashes paint on the ATM or ATMs there. That’s a warning to you and the others! And of course, non-borrowers are unable to access their accounts from these ATMs. Maybe they will blame you and the other borrowers? However, it’s a stupid act. The bank will lodge a police report, the police will look at the CCTV recordings and arrests will be made. Still, only runners and enforcers are arrested, never the boss. The Straits Times

Four nabbed for splashing ATMs with black paint and loanshark harassment

Published on May 8, 2015 11:46 PM
SINGAPORE – Four men, aged between 26 and 34, have been arrested for their suspected involvement in a series of loanshark harassments at Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) islandwide. On Thursday, police received nine reports of ATMs being splashed with black paint. In some of these cases, debtors’ notes were also discovered at the ATMs. After establishing the identities of the suspects, they were subsequently arrested on Friday. – See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/courts-crime/story/four-nabbed-splashing-atms-black-paint-and-loanshark-harassment-20#sthash.TVMgPWT1.dpuf

— The Straits Times ATMs found splashed with black paint in various parts of Singapore

May 7, 2015

zaReaders informed Shin Min Daily News that a number of ATMs in Ubi and Circuit Road were out of service because they had paint splashed on them. — PHOTO: SHIN MIN

SINGAPORE – At least six ATMs in various parts of Singapore were splashed with black paint on Wednesday night. Readers informed Shin Min Daily News that a number of ATMs in Ubi and Circuit Road were out of service because they had paint splashed on them. A hawker, who gave his name as Mr Ye, told the Chinese paper he spotted the paint on an ATM near Block 37 Circuit Road at 3am, when he came to work. It is understood that at least six ATMs were affected, and three are located near Ubi Avenue 1 Blocks 301 and 302. At least two others were reported to be at Serangoon Road and Jalan Sultan Textile Centre.

See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/courts-crime/story/atms-found-splashed-black-paint-various-parts-singapore-20150507#sthash.0R3esjAT.dpuf

Today the police arrested two young boys for putting up Ah Long stickers in SS14 and SS17 respectively. What is most alarming is how these syndicates now use school boys to do such dirty jobs. Please ensure your teenagers at home are not being lured to do this.
Hannah Yeoh's photo.
Hannah Yeoh's photo.

In Singapore, under the Moneylenders’ Act, when a bank account or ATM card of any person is used to facilitate moneylending by an unlicensed moneylender, that person is presumed to have assisted in the carrying on the business of unlicensed moneylending. http://news.asiaone.com/news/crime/146-arrested-80-hour-anti-loansharking-operation#xtor=CS2-4In Singapore, 146 are arrested in one operation. Is this more than for the whole of Malaysia in a year?

146 arrested in 80-hour anti-loansharking operation

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SINGAPORE – Police have arrested 146 suspects, aged between 19 and 72, in an anti-loansharking operation that took place between Apr 20 and 23, 2015. The 96 men and 50 women are suspected to be involved in loansharking activities. During the 80-hour operation, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the six Police land divisions conducted simultaneous raids at multiple locations in Singapore to effect the arrests. Preliminary investigations revealed that nine suspects are believed to be runners who had assisted the loansharks in their businesses by carrying out Automated Teller Machine (ATM) transfers or procuring ATM cards for the syndicates’ usage. Another three suspects are believed to be harassers who had carried out acts of loanshark-harassment by splashing paint and scrawling loanshark-related graffiti on walls. … The remaining 132 suspects are believed to have opened bank accounts and given away their ATM cards and Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) to loansharks to facilitate their unlicensed moneylending businesses. – See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/crime/146-arrested-80-hour-anti-loansharking-operation#xtor=CS2-4

The man who jumped into a pool of 23 loan sharks…

Wednesday April 22, 2015 MYT 6:28:20 PM

Man borrows from 23 Ah Longs to fund pasar malam business

JOHOR BARU: A senior operation executive is in trouble with 23 Ah Longs, or illegal moneylenders, after he borrowed money to fund his side business of selling clothes and towels at a pasar malam (night market) here. The 40-year-old man, who only wanted to be known as Ahmad, said he borrowed RM2,000 from an Ah Long in August last year as he needed the cash to pay off his suppliers as his business was not going well. When he could not repay the Ah Long, his debt snowballed and he ended up borrowing from another 22 different groups of Ah Longs to pay off his debt. http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/04/22/man-borrow-23-Ah-Longs/

Loan sharks create Facebook pages to shame those that owe.

At least one loan shark syndicate may have taken their ‘Owe$Pay$’ threat to cyberspace. Brian (not his real name), was caught off guard when a syndicate created a Facebook account in his name. It later befriended Brian’s relatives, colleagues and friends. It then went for the kill by placing posts shaming Brian for borrowing money and cheating others. His family photos were also used in a few posts, with Brian’s face singled out.

– See more at: http://www.tnp.sg/news/loan-sharks-take-harassment-cyberspace#sthash.3KyULG3V.dpuf

Double Ace Associates owner Frankie Tan, and his 6 employees, were arrested for unlawful assembly. They are on Facebook.

zaTHEY WENT TOO FAR!  Even their boss is under arrest.

Unruly debt collectors at Funan Mall demanded $12k as ‘salary’ on top of $21k debt

Double Ace Associates owner Frankie Tan, and his 6 employees, were arrested for unlawful assembly. The debt collectors from Double Ace Associates had gone to Mr Chang’s stall at lunchtime on Jan 15 and allegedly damaged items, including the cash register, in their attempt to collect a $21,000 debt he owed a supplier. They also chased customers away and put up a banner that read “Attention. Debt Collection in Process”.

PHOTO: Lianhe Wanbao

Told that they would be reported to the police, they laughed, “Go ahead, nothing will happen to us.” Then they were arrested. However, the man they harassed is afraid that they will come after him one day. Are there no laws governing debt collectors in Singapore? http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/this-urban-jungle/unruly-debt-collectors-at-funan-mall-demanded-12k-as-salary-on-top-of-21k-debt#xtor=CS2-4PUCHONG Alongs show no mercy: If you don’t repay your debt, they’ll lock every one in…

中國報訊:嗜賭父欠阿窿拖累妻子兒孫,導致家門被鎖,全家飽受大耳窿追債滋擾,妻子更氣到病倒入院,5子女新年前夕要與父脫離關係!詳細報導翻閱今日《中國報》/中國報新聞網 http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/599602

za (吉隆坡13日訊)嗜賭父欠阿窿拖累妻子兒孫,導致家門被鎖,全家飽受大耳窿追債滋擾,妻子更氣到病倒入院,5子女新年前夕要與父脫離關係! 5名兒女因為父親欠下賭債逃之夭夭的不負責任行為,決定登報與他脫離關係,也懇求追債人勿再上門騷擾放過他們,直接向父親追債。 來自蒲種再也的劉奕文(38歲,廚師)說,大耳窿日前上門,將追債紙條塞在門邊,更以鎖腳車的鎖鍊把其住家鐵門柵深鎖,使其妻兒回家時,有門進不去。 http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/599602WHEN LICENSED DEBT COLLECTORS SEEM TO BE KINGS! Is this one side of Singapore society, known for Law and Order, that we now see for the first time? No! No one is above the law in Singapore. All 7 licensed debt collectors have been arrested.

7 debt collectors arrested for unlawful assembly

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SINGAPORE: Seven men aged between 35 and 48 were arrested for their suspected involvement in a case of unlawful assembly. On Jan 15 at about 1.20pm, police were informed that a group of debt collectors were causing nuisance at Food Junction at Funan DigitaLife Mall, the Singapore Police Force said in a news release on Friday (Feb 13). Preliminary investigations revealed that the debt collectors were demanding a loan repayment from one of the stall owners. It is believed that their actions prevented customers from patronising that particular food stall, police said. The suspects were arrested between 10am on Thursday (Feb 12) and 3.30pm on Friday at various locations around Singapore. Computers, laptops and company documents were also seized as case exhibits. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/debt-collectors-arrested/1657752.html?cid=twtcna

Funan foodcourt stallowner owes $21k but debt collectors demand extra $12k as ‘salary’

He owed $21,000, but was asked to pay $33,000. The reason for the extra $12,000? “The debt collectors said it’s their ‘salary’,” said Mr Sherman Chang, 53, the owner of a Chinese soup stall at a foodcourt in Funan DigitaLife Mall. “When I asked why I have to pay the extra when I wasn’t the one who employed them, they wouldn’t explain. But said they would keep coming after me if I refused.” It was previously reported that debt collectors from Double Ace Associates caused a ruckus at the mall’s foodcourt during lunchtime on Jan 15, demanding payment. Mr Chang said that the “collection fee” of $12,000 was later reduced to $7,000 after some negotiation. He agreed to pay the sum and signed the settlement with the debt collecting agency as he felt his “workers’ safety is on the line”.

http://www.tnp.sg/news/debt-collectors-demand-12000-extra-salary

Police called in after debt collectors cause a scene at Funan Mall on Jan 15 and 16.

6 debt collectors mess up Funan food stall while demanding payment

(Left) Items belonging to the stall on the floor. (Right) A spoon and a container with condiments were thrown into a pot of soup. – See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/debt-collectors-mess-funan-food-stall#sthash.j0B8CvOe.EOuR7fSm.dpuf

When the debt collectors from Double Ace Associates were done, the floor of the Chinese soup stall was littered with empty bowls, styrofoam boxes, a rice cooker and a cash register. A plastic spoon and a plastic container with condiments were thrown into a pot of soup. The men, who were wearing dark blue polo shirts with the words “Debt Recovery Unit” on the back, targeted the stall at 1.20pm, said a witness. “They walked into the stall and helped themselves to bowls of soup,” a patron at the foodcourt, who gave his name only as Mr Cai, told Lianhe Wanbao. When the 24-year-old salesman tried to buy soup, the men told him that the stall was not operating. He also saw them push the cash register, rice cooker and bowls onto the floor, and throw things into the pot of soup. Mr Cai then left the food court, but when he returned at lunchtime the next day, the debt collectors were there again, this time with a banner that read “Attention. Debt Collection in Process.” See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/debt-collectors-mess-funan-food-stall#sthash.j0B8CvOe.EOuR7fSm.dpuf LICENSED DEBT COLLECTORS IN SINGAPORE

There is no specific law regulating debt collectors, but their actions are bound by general criminal law, a Registry of Moneylenders spokesman said. This includes the Protection from Harassment Act that was passed in Parliament in March last year. Under the Act, any threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour is considered harassment. If found guilty, one can be fined up to $5,000 and jailed up to six months. The Registry of Moneylenders spokesman said: “Borrowers who feel harassed by licensed moneylenders or their debt collectors should report the matter to the police or the Registry of Moneylenders. – See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/debt-collectors-mess-funan-food-stall#sthash.j0B8CvOe.EOuR7fSm.dpuf

WHEN ALONGS AND THEIR HIRED THUGS TERRORIZE INNOCENT PEOPLE, ISN’T IT TIME THE COPS ACTED? Star Tuesday January 27, 2015 MYT 1:13:22 PM JOHOR BARU: A mobile phone shop owner is living in fear after loan sharks started harrassing him and his workers after his former worker failed to pay up. Wong Poh Heng, 39, is worried for his safety and also his employees after the loan shark splashed red paint at his shop and hostel since Nov last year. “They even came and broke the windscreen of an employee’s car, “Wong said as he appealed to the loan sharks to leave him alone. The latest case occurred on Jan 19. He added that the worker, known as Bobo among his peers, had quit his job in August last year and could not be contacted. http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/01/27/Crime-bobo-runs-from-loan-sharks/WHY DO SOME WOMEN BECOME RUNNERS FOR LOAN SHARKS?

In TNP on Sunday: Tactics of female loan shark runner – one pretended to be debtor’s mistress

One looks like any 20-something office worker and the other is a 64-year-old housewife. But both women became runners for loan sharks because of family and friends. Jane, not her real name, became a runner after her father could not pay off his debts. Mandy, also not her real name, ended up working for a loan shark after a friend, who she was guarantor for, failed to pay his debt. The same friend turned her in and she went to jail for two years. Says Jane: “Some of us (women) are forced to become runners because of our father, husband or boyfriend. They borrow money, they don’t pay and we end up being the scapegoats.”

http://www.tnp.sg/news/women-trapped-being-loan-shark-runnersIT WORKED: THE DEBTOR PAID UP! SINGAPORE – Six debt collectors caused a ruckus at the Food Junction foodcourt at Funan DigitaLife Mall during lunchtime last Thursday while demanding payment from a stallholder.

…the next day, the debt collectors were there again, this time with a banner that read “Attention. Debt Collection in Process.” Police officers and members of the mall management were also present.

Police called in after debt collectors cause a scene at Funan Mall on Jan 15 and 16.

6 debt collectors mess up Funan food stall while demanding payment

(Left) Items belonging to the stall on the floor. (Right) A spoon and a container with condiments were thrown into a pot of soup. – See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/debt-collectors-mess-funan-food-stall#sthash.j0B8CvOe.EOuR7fSm.dpuf

When the debt collectors from Double Ace Associates were done, the floor of the Chinese soup stall was littered with empty bowls, styrofoam boxes, a rice cooker and a cash register. A plastic spoon and a plastic container with condiments were thrown into a pot of soup. The men, who were wearing dark blue polo shirts with the words “Debt Recovery Unit” on the back, targeted the stall at 1.20pm, said a witness. “They walked into the stall and helped themselves to bowls of soup,” a patron at the foodcourt, who gave his name only as Mr Cai, told Lianhe Wanbao. When the 24-year-old salesman tried to buy soup, the men told him that the stall was not operating. He also saw them push the cash register, rice cooker and bowls onto the floor, and throw things into the pot of soup. Mr Cai then left the food court, but when he returned at lunchtime the next day, the debt collectors were there again, this time with a banner that read “Attention. Debt Collection in Process.” See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/debt-collectors-mess-funan-food-stall#sthash.j0B8CvOe.EOuR7fSm.dpuf LICENSED DEBT COLLECTORS IN SINGAPORE

There is no specific law regulating debt collectors, but their actions are bound by general criminal law, a Registry of Moneylenders spokesman said. This includes the Protection from Harassment Act that was passed in Parliament in March last year. Under the Act, any threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour is considered harassment. If found guilty, one can be fined up to $5,000 and jailed up to six months. The Registry of Moneylenders spokesman said: “Borrowers who feel harassed by licensed moneylenders or their debt collectors should report the matter to the police or the Registry of Moneylenders. – See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/debt-collectors-mess-funan-food-stall#sthash.j0B8CvOe.EOuR7fSm.dpuf

THIS IS A CASE OF ‘DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER’. ARRESTED AFTER HER MOTHER TURNED HER IN! This is Ms Liu, 28, wanted by the police for suspected loan shark harassment.

Remember her? Pretty 28-year-old suspect charged with loanshark harassment

She has been charged in court for splashing red paint on doors and pasting envelopes with “O$P$” on the unit numbers of borrowers, and a mobile number on the walls beside the units. The incidents took place in areas like Jurong East, Bukit Batok and Pasir Ris and Sembawang Close. http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/this-urban-jungle/remember-her-pretty-28-year-old-suspect-charged-with-loanshark-harassment#xtor=CS2-4

Wanted by police for loan-shark related harassment!

Call the police if you’ve seen him: The cops want him to help in a loanshark harassment case.

Police are looking for the man pictured (above) to help with a case of loan shark harassment at Sembawang Close last Saturday (Jan 17). He was last seen wearing a black polo T-shirt, black pants and slipers. Anyone with information can call the hotline at 1800-2550000. http://www.tnp.sg/sss/news/have-you-seen-man-police-are-looking-himIN POOR ENGLISH, THE MESSAGE SAYS, “PAY UP OR YOUR SON WILL BE KILLED!” Police told him that scams like these are on the rise these days. 

Loanshark threatens to kill man’s son if he does not pay up

Stomper Ris received a message on Monday (Jan 12) that shocked his wife and him to the core — a threatening message from a loanshark. The message threatened that his “son will die in my hand” if he did not transfer $10,000 to an account. In a phone interview with Stomp, Ris confirmed that he has never lost his identity card, nor borrowed any money from loansharks. http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/this-urban-jungle/loanshark-threatens-to-kill-mans-son-if-he-does-not-pay-up#xtor=CS2-4WHEN ALONGS TARGET THE WRONG FLAT!

Loanshark runner does this to Stomper’s unit — even though borrower stays in different block

Stomper Unity said a loanshark runner had splashed paint on his door and written words on the wall of his HDB unit even though it was another neighbour in a different block altogether who had loaned the money. The Stomper said he even received a threatening SMS asking him to transfer $5,000.

http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/this-urban-jungle/loanshark-runner-does-this-to-stompers-unit-even-though-borrower-stays-in#xtor=CS2-4NEVER WOULD YOU HAVE EXPECTED HER TO BE WANTED FOR HARASSMENT. NOT IN MALAYSIA. IN SINGAPORE, THE POLICE WANT HER. Police appeal for information on loanshark harrassment The police are looking for the female subject shown in the photos to assist with investigations into a case of loanshark harassment reported at Sembawang Close on Jan 1, 2015. -AsiaOne http://news.asiaone.com/news/crime/woman-wanted-loanshark-harrassment#sthash.DRvcfBno.uxfsALONGS ARE PREDATORS. We have heard of alongs demanding that the wife of a debtor pay off the debt by providing sexual services at a brothel but threatening to kidnap a child, or asking the debtor to sell a child?

Man asked to sell baby – to settle RM50 debt

M’sian was short of RM50 while paying his debt – so Ah Long asked him to sell his baby

Photo: ST File The man had borrowed RM1,000 from an Ah Long through a neighbour in October. He had to pay RM150 in instalments every week for three months (a total of Rm1,800). Early this month, he could not pay the instalment as he had only RM100. The Ah Long asked his wife to sell their child. Before this, there was the threat to kidnap one of his children. Fearing for the safety of his family, Din lodged a police report on Dec 10. The Ah Long now says that he was only joking. IS HE? http://www.tnp.sg/news/man-asked-sell-baby-settle-rm50-debt

Suspects nabbed for loansharking activities

7 men, 14 women arrested for suspected loansharking activities

SINGAPORE: Police arrested 10 people on Wednesday (Dec 17) for their suspected involvement in loansharking activities. The six men and four women, aged between 17 and 65, were caught during a 12-hour operation by officers from the Clementi Police Division. According to preliminary investigations, one of the suspects is believed to have assisted loansharks in harassing debtors while another is suspected for giving false address information to loansharks, the police said in a press release on Thursday. Police also said that the rest of the suspects, who were originally debtors, are believed to have opened bank accounts and given away their Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards and Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) to loansharks to facilitate their businesses. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/suspects-nabbed-for/1537748.html?cid=twtcnaA LITTLE SUCCESS GOES A LONG WAY IN THE WAR AGAINST LOAN SHARKS.. Updated: Penang commercial crime chief Assistant Commissioner Azmi Adam, “We urge members of the public with information on the suspect’s activities to lodge reports to facilitate our investigation.”

“The suspect’s usual clients are small traders and fishermen. http://www.nst.com.my/node/58144

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GEORGE TOWN: A 35-year-old loan shark was detained by police for running an illegal money lending outfit here on Thursday. In the 2.30pm raid, police seized some RM550,000, 51 cheques worth RM1 million and 10 savings account passbooks. Also found were some records of 100 borrowers on cards. It was learnt that police had also seized three machetes believed to be used to extort defaulters. Police sources say that the man had been involved in unlicensed money lending for the past two years. http://www.nst.com.my/node/57684A NEW MARKETING STRATEGY BY LOAN SHARKS!

OBESE women and single mothers have become the latest targets of Ah Long.

JOHOR BARU: OBESE women and single mothers have become the latest targets of Ah Long. Police said that their intelligence teams found that the members of such moneylending syndicates were actively targeting these groups of women. Their posters highlight that women can be given loans so that they can buy herbs and weight loss supplements. Contact details are also provided for their loans to be processed. Sources say the loan sharks operate on the logic that if an obese or a single mother is slim and attractive, she could court rich husbands who would in turn release her from financial burdens. However, the police have warned that such ploys are traps. This trend was uncovered during a recent operation, dubbed Op Vulture, by the Segamat police commercial crime unit in the district here.

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135 arrested by and CID in islandwide loanshark crackdown

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135 arrested in islandwide loanshark crackdown

SINGAPORE: Police have arrested a total of 89 men and 46 women, between the ages of 17 and 75, in an anti-loansharking operation which took place from Nov 11 to Nov 14. … Of the 135 arrests, six of the suspects allegedly served as runners and carried out Automated Teller Machine (ATM) transfers or procured ATM cards for use by loansharks. Another 13 suspects are believed to have acted as harassers, and carried out acts of loanshark harassment such as splashing paint and scrawling graffiti on walls. … ..114 suspects are believed to have opened bank accounts and given away their ATM cards and Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) to the loansharks to facilitate their loansharking activities. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/135-arrested-in/1476492.html?cid=TWTCNA

Stomper receives threatening SMS asking for money — but has never borrowed from loanshark

Stomper NHY received this threatening SMS which asked the Stomper to bank in money into an account or face the consequences of family members being harmed. … n an email to Stomp, the Stomper wrote: “I just wanted to share with you this SMS which was sent to me last Saturday (Nov 8). “I don’t know who it is and how the person got my number. “It is frightening to receive such texts, but thank God I did not loan any money from a loanshark.” — Star

Saturday November 8, 2014 MYT 7:54:22 AM

Loan sharks attack family after man flees with RM350,000

JOHOR BARU: He told everyone that his father has brain cancer and needed money for treatment. But as soon as he raised RM350,000 from family, friends and loan sharks, he disappeared with the money. … Tan said that after her son’s disappearance on Nov 3, she found out that he had also borrowed from loan sharks. Now, two Ah Long groups are threatening to harm the family unless she settles his debts of at least RM20,000. “One group chained the front gate and door of my home on Thursday evening while we were out. “My youngest son and I have to stay with my daughter now,” she said. http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/11/08/Mum-disowns-debtridden-son-Loan-sharks-attack-family-after-man-flees-with-RM350000/

The difference between taking a loan through a credit card versus a moneylender

Four suspects arrested for loansharking activities

Four suspects arrested for loansharking activities

Four suspects arrested for loansharking activities
SINGAPORE – Four men, aged between 16 to 36, have been arrested by the police for their alleged involvement in loansharking activities. At about 1am on Oct 23, a report was made to the police by the victim stating that the main door of her house had been locked with a bicycle chain lock and splashed with paint. Crime Strike Force officers from Rochor Neighbourhood Police Centre followed up immediately and conducted extensive enquiries. They managed to identify the suspects through the help of CCTV camears. The suspects were then arrested within the Jurong East vicinity on Oct 27. Five handphones were claimed during the arrest. ssandrea@sph.com.sg

Police think that the vandalism of two POSB ATMs is related to loanshark harassment. Just how is that so? My first thought was, “No way! The POSB couldn’t have borrowed from loansharks and refused to repay!” Is it that the loanharks could not get any money from the atms because their borrower or borrowers had no money in their account? Then, they decided on this great idea: spoil the atms so that no one in that area could use them and then, the borrowers would get the blame? Have these loansharks overlooked the fact that cctvs recorded their faces? And that the long arm of the law in Singapore is also quick?

Who’s the culprit? ATM at Bedok South smeared with icky green paint

Vandalism of two POSB ATMs believed to be related to loanshark harassment

Police are investigating to determine if both incidents, which took place in two different locations, are linked, a spokesman told The Straits Times. At about 6.40am on Saturday, the police was informed that a POSB ATM located at Block 475, Tampines Street 44, was found splashed with paint. On Sunday morning, they received a call to inform them that another POSB ATM located along New Upper Changi Road, was vandalised with paint. DBS Bank, which owns both ATMs, said it is working with the police on their investigation. http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/courts-crime/story/vandalism-two-posb-atms-believed-be-related-loanshark-harassment-2 ..

Police are investigating after DBS ATM, POSB cash deposit machine were splashed with paint

SINGAPORE: Two self-service machines belonging to DBS were vandalised over the weekend and police are investigating. On Saturday (Oct 25), a DBS automated teller machine (ATM) located along Tampines Street 44 was found with paint on it. A viewer called Channel NewsAsia on Sunday (Oct 26) morning, saying that paint had been splashed on a POSB cash deposit machine along New Upper Changi Road. POSB is part of DBS, Singapore’s largest banking group. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/dbs-atm-cash-deposit/1435862.htmlLICENSED DEBT COLLECTOR IN GREAT DANGER!

Man clings on to moving car for dear life for 5km in Bukit Timah

It may look like a scene from a movie, but what happened to Mr Haresh Govindaraju was no stunt. It was the most terrifying ride of his life as he clung to a moving car, slumped against the windscreen and bonnet, for about 5km. His arms were spread across the windscreen so his hands could grip the metal frames – each barely 3cm wide – at the edge of the windscreen. Mr Haresh, a 47-year-old technician, told The New Paper yesterday: “I didn’t dare move as I clung to the front of the car. The lines on the road were a blur. “I held on as tightly as I could. I was so terrified that I would end up being run over by the car if I lost my grip.” His ride of terror last Saturday evening had started at King Albert Park in Bukit Timah and ended at a neighbourhood police post at Bukit Batok East Avenue 6, roughly 5km away. It was captured on video and the clip was later posted on citizen journalism website Stomp. Mr Haresh and two friends had staked out a condominium at King Albert Park that day for a man who allegedly owed them money over an investment deal that had turned sour. The man is believed to be a manager in a credit company, who had become uncontactable more than six months ago. —

Man arrested for suspected loansharking activities using ATM cards

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At around 9pm on Wednesday, officers from the Central Police Division arrested the 50-year-old suspect at a shopping centre along Upper Cross Street, according to the Singapore Police Force press release on Thursday. Police found five ATM cards, three mobile phones, several bank transaction receipts and slips of paper containing information on loansharking activities in the suspect’s possession. He is believed to have assisted in loansharking activities by carrying out fund transfers using the ATM cards. — He had rented a room in her house but after he left, alongs came to the place and hurled molotov cocktails at it.

Woman terrorised by loan shark after tenant reneges on debt: JOHOR BAHARU, Oct 15 — A single mother saw red up…

JOHOR BAHARU, Oct 15 — A single mother saw red upon discovering that a former tenant at her house here had failed to settle a debt with a loan shark. Her house was splashed with red paint on October 2 and 7, while Molotov cocktails were hurled at the premises early today, setting ablaze a part of the house. … The 52-year-old woman said to date, the former tenant, known only as ‘Ah Jack’ who had rented a room, could not be contacted. She urged him to settle his outstanding debt so that she would not be harassed by the loan shark.

Kota Kinabalu Cops 1-0 Alongs Star

Wednesday October 15, 2014 MYT 2:53:50 PM

Man get four years’ jail, fined RM250,000 for loan sharking

KOTA KINABALU: A man was fined RM250, 000 and jailed four years for his involvement in loan shark activities around the Keningau district. State Commercial Crime chief Supt Saiman Kasran said the accused Hardy Calvintee Adullah, 44, was given the sentence at the Keningau Magistrate’s Court on Oct 8. “He was arrested in Keningau at about 4.35pm on Oct 30 last year, and police have seized various documents relating to illegal money lending from the man,” he said Wednesday. http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/10/15/Court-Loan-Shark-Jail/JB Cops 1-0 Alongs

Cops nab five Ah Longs for kidnapping 21-year-old man:

JOHOR BARU: Police have nabbed five suspects in connection to a case where a 21-year-old man was kidnapped and kept in a hotel for five days. Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Shariff said that the victim was believed to have been kidnapped by moneylenders on Oct 8 at a supermarket in Skudai here. “Police arrested two of the suspects in Taman Mount Austin on Oct 9, which later led to the arrest of another suspect. “On Oct 13, two other suspects were caught and the victim rescued at a hotel,” he said during a press conference here on Wednesday.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/10/15/Crime-Kidnap-Arrest-5/THE POLICE IN JB WILL HAVE TO ACT QUICKLY AND DECISIVELY! Surely, now that the alongs have shown their hand so violently, the police can no longer ignore their challenge.

Ah Longs get bolder with molotov cocktails

JOHOR BARU: Molotov cocktails were hurled at homes in three housing estates here on Sunday, causing damage to five houses but no injuries were reported. Johor deputy police chief Datuk Ismail Yatim said the perpetrators were believed to be illegal moneylenders, also known as Ah Longs to intimidate borrowers but not to cause harm. The incidents took place between midnight and 4am in Johor Baru, Kulaijaya and Nusajaya.

 (新山14日訊)大耳窿追債不果竟“出火”相逼,一個晚上短短4小時內,連續到至少5間疑是欠債者住家處拋擲汽油彈,縱火燒屋!http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/569138 更多詳細報導,請翻閱今晚/明日《中國報》!

zaLICENSED ALONGS! LICENSED MONEY LENDERS ARE ALSO ALONGS OR LOAN SHARKS, LICENCED LOAN SHARKS!

“A viral video showing three men dressed in black and apparently trying to collect a debt from a debtor has been circulating online and it has raised concerns about the tactics used by legal debt collectors.Do you think these debt collectors are just doing their job or do you think the disturbance caused to the neighbourhood from such activities is too much?”
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Licensed debt collectors or ‘hooligans’? See how they harass HDB resident to make him pay up

Police camera footage leads to arrest of suspected loan shark harasser in just 8 minutes

He splashed paint on the door and wrote graffiti on the wall but there were police cameras nearby. Within minutes he was arrested. SINGAPORE — Police camera footage assisted in the arrest of a suspected loan shark harasser today (Oct 7), a mere eight minutes after he had allegedly committed the act. At 2.52am, the police got a call that paint had been splashed on the main door of a flat in Jurong East Street 24 and loan shark graffiti was being scrawled on the wall. After viewing the footage from police cameras in the area, officers from the Clementi Police Division managed to nab a 21-year-old suspect at about 3am in the vicinity of the flat. In a press release, the police said preliminary investigations suggest that the suspect could have helped loan shark syndicates carry out a series of harassment acts in several locations, including Jurong West, Choa Chu Kang, Woodlands, Ang Mo Kio and Yishun. He is believed to have splashed paint outside debtors’ residences and scrawled loan shark-related graffiti on the walls. A marker, six pieces of paper with writings, six cans of paint and six plastic bags were found in his possession, the police added. The suspect will be charged in court tomorrow for loan shark harassment, which carries a fine of at least S$5,000 and up to S$50,000, mandatory imprisonment of up to five years and mandatory caning of up to six strokes. — A debt collector, Asif Khan Ayob was found dead in the car he had repossessed. The car was in the parking lot of the Sultanah Aminah Hospital, JB. He had been missing for 2 days. It is said that he has a criminal record.

(新山3日訊)劫數難逃!一名有犯罪前科,曾兩度遭兇徒追殺的大耳窿,離奇失蹤3天后,今日凌晨被發現遭人殺害,臥屍車內。http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/566086

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Friday October 3, 2014 MYT 7:08:08 PM

Man found dead in hospital parking lot

JOHOR BARU: A 32-year-old man was found dead in a multipurpose vehicle (MPV) parked within the parking lot at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital here. Asif Khan Ayob from Pekan Nenas, Pontian was found fully clothed lying facedown on the floor of the car’s middle passenger seat at around 1.40am on Friday. … Johor Baru (South) deputy OCPD I Supt Abdul Wahib Musa said that all the doors of the vehicle, which Asif was found in, were locked and the windows were all wound up. http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/10/03/Man-found-dead-in-hospital-lot/

向人追債時脾氣不好,可能得罪了人遭“算帳”… http://bit.ly/1oGOAeE

zbLoan sharks, being sharks, make no distinction between the innocent and the guilty. They don’t care about the desecration of holy places. They just want their kilo of flesh! If someone said, “May they and their hired thugs suffer in Hell!” there would be a thunderous YES!!!

 (新山27日訊)住持養子欠大耳窿連累神聖的佛堂遭潑漆,佛也不安寧!http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/564338 更多詳細報導,請翻閱今晚/明日《中國報》!

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他不會協助養子還債,因為養子借錢是為了吃喝玩樂,若替養子還錢,他就與養子同流合污…http://bit.ly/1DGT3HV
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HE DIDN’T LIKE THE ALONG‘S HENCHMAN COMING AT 11PM, AND ATTACKED HIM WITH AN AXE. Still, it is a crime to attack an along or one of his collectors. Stomp Man gets jail and cane for slashing debt collector with axe Posted on 19 September 2014 A former taxi driver who attacked a debt collector with an axe was sentenced to 21 months’ jail and three strokes of the cane on Thursday. Chong Chee Hiong, 40, now unemployed, had admitted slashing the face and legs of Mr Sandy Tan Xin Sheng, 24, outside his flat in Woodlands Drive 44 on Feb 13 this year, according to The Straits Times. … The court heard that at about 11pm that day, Mr Tan, who was working part-time for Oasis Credit, was directed by his employer to collect a debt of $120 from Chong. This was the second time the victim had gone to Chong’s home. The victim knocked on the door and Chong opened it after some time. He asked the victim if he knew what time it was. The victim said as Chong did not want to pay him, he had to come “regardless of the time”, as that was his job. After unlocking the gate, the duo spoke at the corridor. While they were talking, Chong turned his back towards the victim, bent down and retrieved a hand-axe hidden behind the shoe cabinet. Chong then slashed the victim’s face with the weapon. When the victim fell, he slashed his legs. He then dropped the axe and kicked the victim a few times. http://thecourtroom.stomp.com.sg/courtroom/cases/case-of-the-day/man-gets-jail-and-cane-for-slashing-debt-collector-with-axe —– WHY ARE ALONGS SO GREEDY? Star

Monday September 15, 2014 MYT 2:21:22 PM

Home splashed with paint five times despite settling relative’s debt of RM24k

Johor MCA Public Complaints Bureau deputy chief Er Siau Kheng (centre) together with committee members speaking to customer service officer identified as Chang (far left) and her close relative who declined to be named during a press conference in Johor Baru.

Johor MCA Public Complaints Bureau deputy chief Er Siau Kheng (centre) together with committee members speaking to customer service officer identified as Chang (far left) and her close relative who declined to be named during a press conference in Johor Baru.

JOHOR BARU: Despite settling her relative’s debt of RM24,000, a customer service officer is still facing harassment from moneylenders, as her home had been splashed with paint at least five times in the past three months. The victim who wanted to be known only as Chang said that the moneylender had been splashing blue and green coloured paint into her home in Taman Bukit Indah here despite her paying more than what was owned. “They even send me threat messages and warned that they would even burn down my house if I refuse to give them money,” she told reporters during a press conference here on Monday. Chang said that she was merely helping out a close relative who had borrowed some RM15,000 from four different moneylenders here a few months ago. http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/09/15/Crime-repeat-splah-paint/ —– NOWHERE TO RUN EXCEPT DEATH! But it wouldn’t be surprising when the alongs go after this wife! Star

Tuesday September 9, 2014 MYT 11:07:57 PM

Alleged loan shark debt drives man to commit suicide

KUALA LUMPUR: A man, allegedly  in debt to loan sharks, was found dead of an apparent suicide in his car in Bandar Menjalara, Tuesday morning. Sentul OCPD ACP R. Munusamy said the 31-year-old tourist guide was found by members of the public, in his MyVi which was filled with black smoke. “Its windscreen was cracked and there was burning coal at the back and passenger seats of the car. The vehicle’s engine and air-conditioning were still running. … ACP Munusamy said police found an apparent suicide note in the car, which said that the man had borrowed from loan sharks. The man is married and has three young children, he said. http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/09/09/loan-shark-debt-man-suicide/ —– YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE BORROWED FROM AN ALONG FOR THEM TO TERRORIZE YOU! You just have to be related in some way to a borrower, as this woman has just found out. theSundaily

Living in fear of Ah Long

Madam Lau (C) with her daughter Winnie Lim showing a photograph of her former son-in-law to Michael Chong in Kuala Lumpur on Sept 4, 2014.

KUALA LUMPUR: A 63-year-old woman is living in fear over seven loans amounting to RM42,000 taken from a loan shark by her former son-in-law. The woman, who only wants to be known as Madam Lau, claimed debt collectors splashed red paint in front of her house and her white Perodua Myvi yesterday about 12.30am. She said the debt collector, who introduced himself as Ah Quan, also left a message attached to a photo of her former son-in-law, Chia, 42. “But I am not involved in this matter as my daughter, Winnie Lim, had left Chia last year because she could not help him to pay his gambling debts anymore,” she told reporters at a press conference at the MCA Public Services and Complaints Department here today. Also present was department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong. Lau, who is staying with her son now, added Lim had obtained a divorce order in May this year and they have not kept in touch with Chia since January 2013. http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1160610 —– IN IPOH, LOAN SHARKS IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AS FAT CATS! JoRachel 28 Aug 2014 019 JoRachel 28 Aug 2014 018 —– DID ALONGS TARGET THE WRONG HOUSE? OR DOES HE HAVE ENEMIES? Star

Wednesday July 30, 2014 MYT 7:10:59 AM

Owner hurt and porch damaged as explosion rocks house

SUNGAI PETANI: A home-made explosive was thrown into the porch of a double-storey terrace house in Taman Desa Jaya early on the first day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri. The container, apparently filled with petrol, thinner and paint, exploded and woke the family of three and neighbours. As the flames spread in the 5am incident on Monday, lorry driver Oon Teck Bak, 60, his wife H’ng Mooi Yuh, 48, an accounts clerk, and their daughter Oon Hui Sian, 16, ran out of their home. The explosion also damaged the automatic front gate of the house but Oon forced it open with his bare hands so that the family could get to safety. He suffered burns on his hands while his feet were also hurt when he ran barefoot across the burning floor.

“He then used a garden pipe to put the fire out,” said H’ng. http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/07/30/Owner-hurt-and-porch-damaged-as-explosion-rocks-house/ —– WHEN ALONGS TARGET THE WRONG HOUSE! Star

Tuesday July 15, 2014 MYT 1:15:26 PM

Baker fears for family after home mistakenly attacked five times by moneylenders

JOHOR BARU: A baker is now living in fear for his family safety as his home has been splashed with red paint a total of five times in just the past eight months. The 35-year-old who wanted to be known only as Chua said that he suspected the attackers were moneylenders, who have mistakenly splashed the red paint into his home as he has never borrowed any money. “I think that the moneylender has gotten the wrong address and without realising they have repeatedly attacked my home. “I am very afraid for my wife and three young children, as the attacks may get more aggressive if the mistake is not rectified soon,” he told reporters during a press conference here on Tuesday.

Baker, known only as Chua (middle) and his wife, identified as Khoo (left) together with Ng showing the police report and some photos of his home splashed with red paint during a press conference in Johor Baru.

Baker, known only as Chua (middle) and his wife, identified as Khoo (left) together with Ng showing the police report and some photos of his home splashed with red paint during a press conference in Johor Baru.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/07/15/Crime-Baker-Moneylenders/ —– It looks like alongs are also untouchables in Singapore! Home DEAR TRS, GOT ‘AH LONG’ THREATEN TO BURN OUR HOUSE I AM VERY WORRIED!

Dear The Real Singapore, I keep getting letters from loan shark outside our house. I am afraid they are going to burn me and my neighbour’s house. What should I do? I did not lend any money from loan shark but they keep coming knocking on our doors at night as well as putting scary things outside our door. When will this stop? I lodged a police report and fill up some form and the police say they will look into it but until now the police did nothing to protect me and my family. Why isn’t the police not doing anything about these loan sharks? Is it because they don’t care about the safety of us Singaporeans? http://therealsingapore.com/content/dear-trs-got-ah-long-threaten-burn-our-house-i-am-very-worried —– HE FEARS FOR HIS FAMILY, AND RIGHTLY SO! Star

Monday June 23, 2014 MYT 7:05:50 AM

Family terrorised over daughter’s debt

Seeing red: Teoh (centre), Johor Baru Central Municipal Council councillor Lim Soon Hai (second from left) and bureau members showing the red paint that was splashed at Tay’s car porch at Taman Skudai Baru.

Seeing red: Teoh (centre), Johor Baru Central Municipal Council councillor Lim Soon Hai (second from left) and bureau members showing the red paint that was splashed at Tay’s car porch at Taman Skudai Baru.

JOHOR BARU: A welder and his family are living in fear after loan sharks splashed red paint at their home and threatened to harm them if a debt is not settled immediately. Tay Chee Choon, 52, claimed that loan sharks were after him as they were unable to track down his eldest daughter who still had an outstanding debt of more than RM3,000. “It all started on June 18 when I received a call from a loan shark demanding that I settle my daughter’s debt and if not he would send his men to harm my family but I refused to do so. “Two days later, when I was at home around noon, I heard a loud bang coming from my front porch and and I saw red paint being splashed all over my home and my cars,” he said. Tay also claimed that several days before receiving the phone call, his eldest daughter, who moved out some eight years ago after she got married, dropped by to borrow some money, but he turned her away. … “Despite lodging police reports twice over the matter, I still fear for the safety of my wife and other three children who are staying with me,” he said, urging the moneylenders to leave them alone as they had nothing to do with the loan. … Deputy Johor Baru (North) police chief Supt Beh Eng Lai confirmed the case and said that police were on the hunt for the suspects. http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/06/23/Family-terrorised-over-daughters-debt-Loan-sharks-splash-paint-and-threaten-household/ … Star

Saturday June 21, 2014 MYT 2:44:45 PM

Welder fears for family’s safety after red paint warning

Gelang Patah MCA division chief Jason (third from right) and committee members showing stains of the red paint that was splashed into Tay's home at Taman Skudai Baru in Johor Baru.

Gelang Patah MCA division chief Jason (third from right) and committee members showing stains of the red paint that was splashed into Tay’s home at Taman Skudai Baru in Johor Baru.

JOHOR BARU: A welder is now living in fear, worried for his family’s safety after loan sharks splashed red paint into his home and threatened to harm him and his family. The victim Tay Chee Choon, 52, claimed that loan sharks are going after him, as they were unable to track down his eldest daughter who had borrowed money from them. “It all started on June 18 when I received a call from a loan shark demanding that I settle my daughter’s RM3,000 debt and when I refused he threatened to send some ‘people’ to harm my family. “Two days later, when I was at home around noon, I heard a loud noise coming from outside the house and upon peeking through the window I saw red paint splashed all over my home, which also damaged both my cars,” he said Saturday. Tay said that his daughter moved out some eight years ago after she got married but had given his house utility bills to the moneylenders a few months ago. http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/06/21/Loan-Sharks-Welder/ —– *Police reports don’t deter loansharks. Star

Wednesday April 30, 2014 MYT 7:09:24 AM

Gambler’s wife, grandmum and kids live in fear of loan sharks

PETALING JAYA: In yet another case of harassment by loan sharks, a 39-year-old woman said ah long climbed over her fence and sprayed red paint on the front door of her house. The administration officer, who gave her name only as Lee, said this happened three days after her husband fled from their home in Kapar, Klang, on April 21 when he had chalked up debts of more than RM110,000. “We found out on that day that my husband had again borrowed RM51,000 from illegal moneylenders. “I lodged a police report the next day to prevent further harassment from the loan sharks but they continued threatening my family,” added Lee, saying she, her children and her 81-year-old mother-in-law now had to live in fear as a result of the gambling ways of her missing husband, Lim Chee Chon, 50. http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/04/30/Gamblers-wife-grandmum-and-kids-live-in-fear-of-loan-sharks/WHEN ALONGS GIVE A REMINDER! You or your neighbours get a little threatening note. That’s in Singapore. Home Loan shark threatens to lock resident’s gate and splash paint — but it’s neighbour who allegedly owes money

Posted on 09 April 2014

Stomper Deeya found an envelope from a loan shark containing a letter and incense paper when she checked her mailbox yesterday evening (April 8). The letter contained a threat to lock Deeya’s house door and splash it with paint unless she got her neighbour to settle his or her debt. The Stomper immediately made a police report and found out another resident had received an identical letter. She wrote in an email to Stomp and said over the phone: “Yesterday (Apr 8) at around 7.30pm, my mother and I found this letter in my mailbox, and my mother was shocked when she saw the incense paper inside. … “Another resident had also lodged a police report earlier in the evening about an identical letter. “The neighbour who owes the loan shark money stays in the same block but on a different level. http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/this-urban-jungle/loan-shark-threatens-to-lock-residents-gate-and-splash-paint-because-neighbourSomeone got this once. STOMPer Rahayu was the victim of loan sharks once again — because she shares a similar name to the debtor. According to her, the loan sharks sent threats of splashing paint and locking her house up, but it was printed with a misspelled name similar to hers. “In Jul 2012 my mother informed me that our corridor has been vandalized again but with OUR unit number and a small opened can of pain was found near the vandalized wall. “Unsuccessful attempt maybe? She was perplexed when on Nov 2013, she received an envelope with her address and misspelled version of her name on it. He added: “I have since made a police report and the case is now pending investigation. “But upon hearing different accounts of loan sharks harassment from friends, I doubt the police can do anything.” http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/owe-money-pay-money/loansharks-strike-again-they-send-threats-with-hell-notes —– Star Friday January 3, 2014 MYT 7:41:24 AM

Woman claims Ah Long released king cobra into her home

Chong (second from left) and City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ku Chin Wah (third from left) dealing with distraught parents and a landlord (left) who have been harassed by loan sharks.

Chong (second from left) and City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ku Chin Wah (third from left) dealing with distraught parents and a landlord (left) who have been harassed by loan sharks.

KUALA LUMPUR: Ah Long have long been associated with splashing red paint and diesel on homes of borrowers. However, a woman whose son had borrowed money from an Ah Long claimed that a king cobra was released into her home. The 54-year-old woman sought the help of MCA Public Service and Complaints Bureau head Datuk Seri Michael Chong after she found a yellow king cobra lurking under her sofa after her son who had borrowed from Ah Long fled, leaving the family to deal with the loan sharks. “I was trying to retrieve something from under the sofa when I saw the tip of the snake’s tail. I was so shocked and immediately sought help from the construction workers opposite my house,” recalled Wong See Mooi in tears. Two workers helped her kill the snake and later told her it was a king cobra. Woman claims Ah Long released king cobra into her home — Star Thursday January 2, 2014 MYT 6:45:30 AM

Loan sharks going after wrong house

Full details: Rosidah showing the sign that her husband put up after the two loan shark attacks.

Full details: Rosidah showing the sign that her husband put up after the two loan shark attacks.

PASIR GUDANG: A kindergarten teacher is worried sick for her family after loan sharks attacked her house here twice in a week. Rosidah Ahmad, 49, said her family’s problems started when moneylenders mistokk her home for the house of someone who had borrowed from them. “The loan sharks were confused and had attacked my home instead,” she told reporters when met at her house yesterday. Terrified that the attackers would show up again, Rosidah’s husband Kamazaman Kasim put up a sign on his front gate which stated his name, house address and a note “saya tidak ada pinjam wang” (I did not borrow money). Rosidah said that during the first attack on Dec 23, two men chained and locked her gate while her 16-year-old son was inside the house. … Rosidah added that her family was shocked when the second attack happened only days later, and the loan sharks went a step further by splashing red paint all over her front porch at about 11.35am on Monday. “Our cars were not damaged but it embarrassed us as the red paint could not be fully washed away. There are still some stains. “I am fearful of what they will do next. The worst part is that my family is innocent and has become victim for no reason,” she said. Loan sharks going after wrong house IS THIS A ‘MESSAGE’ FROM ALONGS? Or from a gang? Johor Baru (North) OCPD Asst Comm Ruslan Hassan believes the intruders were not trying to rob the house, but sending out a message to someone. Star Friday December 27, 2013 MYT 7:17:26 AM

Kids locked in burning house

OHOR BARU: Four siblings had the scare of their lives when two parang-wielding men broke into their house and set their kitchen on fire before locking the front door, trapping them inside. Neighbours who heard their screams broke open the door to rescue them. The two men came to the flat, located at the fourth floor of Block 8 of Taman Bukit Mewah in Skudai, at 12.30pm yesterday. The siblings, aged between four and 15 years, refused to open the door and the eldest boy, Mohd Nor Haziq Shahiruddin, rushed his sister and brothers into the back bedroom to hide. The intruders then broke open the grille door with their parang and proceeded to wreck items and furniture in the flat. Nor Haziq said he smelt cooking gas emanating from the kitchen as the two men left. “We tried to run out but the door was locked with a new padlock that did not belong to us. We could only scream for help,” he said. Kids locked in burning housePerak Police have a new idea: they can track alongs through their phone numbers! What took them so long to discover this? Star Monday December 23, 2013 MYT 9:59:56 PM

Cops to track down ‘Ah Long’ by contact numbers in ads

IPOH: Perak police are tracking down members of unlicensed money lending syndicate, or known as ‘Ah Long’, through the contact numbers printed in their advertisements. Perak Commercial Crimes Investigation Department chief Supt Maszely Minhad said all contact numbers printed in the advertisements, including flyers, posters, banners and business cards, would be screened to identify the mastermind of the syndicate. “Then, we will make some arrests, and if we have strong and sufficient evidence, we will take them to court. This is the first time we will be carrying out the crime prevention operation to combat Along, dubbed ‘Ops Voucer’, with the cooperation of the local authorities,” he told reporters here Monday. … Maszely said the operation to combat the unlicensed money lending syndicate was launched in September and actions, including arrests, had been taken on 88 cases in Perak, so far. In Monday’s operation, 1,500 advertisements put up by the syndicate around Ipoh, Batu Gajah, Hilir Perak and Manjung, were taken down. He said this was aimed at crippling the syndicate’s marketing strategy because without the advertisements, it would be difficult for the syndicate to get customers. – Bernama Cops to track down ‘Ah Long’ by contact numbers in ads — the Sun daily

Posters of loan sharks taken down by police.

Zahedi (third from left) and MBSA enforcement officer Hairul Hanif Abu Taib (second from left) checking on the progress of the operation today to remove posters and banners put up by loan sharks around Taman Sri Muda, Shah Alam. SUNPIX by DANIEL CHAN
Zahedi (third from left) and MBSA enforcement officer Hairul Hanif Abu Taib (second from left) checking on the progress of the operation today to remove posters and banners put up by loan sharks around Taman Sri Muda, Shah Alam. SUNPIX by DANIEL CHAN
SHAH ALAM (Dec 23, 2013): Mobile phone numbers used by “Ah long” (loan sharks) are being terminated by Shah Alam police with the help of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to cut their means of communication with potential customers. In a move to reduce the number of loan sharks in the Shah Alam area, the police are working together with the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) to remove all posters, banners and bunting that advertise loan shark “services”. “We have sent 60 contact numbers for termination by MCMC and we brought down 150 posters in Section 25, Taman Sri Muda where eight numbers were repeatedly featured in the posters. Each time a new number is indicated on the posters, we will send it to MCMC to be terminated. It will be difficult for them to operate if there is no means of communication,” said Shah Alam police chief ACP Zahedi Ayob during a press conference with the media in conjunction with the closing ceremony of Ops Cantas Ah Long. Posters of loan sharks taken down by police.

— the Sun daily

Beware of loan sharks, Pahang police warns

KUANTAN (Dec 19, 2013): Beware the bite of the dreaded loan shark (ah long)! Those hardpressed for quick money should refrain from borrowing from the ruthless unlicensed moneylenders who are known to resort to crime when recovering debts. This advice comes from the Pahang police as they investigate several reports pertaining to borrowers seeking out ‘ah long’ after losing in gambling at Genting Highlands. Some of whom, according to the police, had even pawned their vehicles and jewellery to obtain quick loans. “When the victims tried to reclaim their cars after three or four months, the ‘ah long’ would tell them the vehicles had been sold. “But, to date, we have yet to identify the ‘ah long’ involved due to lack of evidence (to incriminate them),” said state police commercial crime investigation department chief Supt Azizan Md Isa. Beware of loan sharks, Pahang police warnsRead reports of what is done in Singapore. Read also about the difficulties faced by the authorities in Singapore in deraling with unlicensed money lenders (loansharks).

The Spectre of Loansharks | The Singapore Law Review

www.singaporelawreview.org/2012/10/the-spectre-of-loansharks/

Oct 14, 2012 – When one delves into a layman’s understanding of the world of loan sharks or unlicensed money-lending (UML), it is not uncommon to receive 

… CNA

SAF personnel jailed, fined for helping loan sharks

SINGAPORE: A Singapore Armed Forces Master Sergeant was on Monday put behind bars for five months, and ordered to pay a S$60,000 fine for helping unlicensed moneylending activities. 30-year-old Tock Yong Keng admitted to helping two loan sharks in their illegal moneylending operations through various means, including opening a bank account under his name to facilitate the activities. Tock also admitted to roping in Private Ryan Thomas Misson, who was working under his charge at Pasir Laba Camp, to help in ATM fund transfers. The five offences were committed between May and August 2013. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/saf-personnel-jailed/924274.html — Today

Published: 03 August, 5:07 AM

SINGAPORE — A loan shark runner committed more than 100 harassment offences in a month, setting fire to the doors of HDB flats and locking the gates from the outside, in what was described by a district judge yesterday as one of the “most horrific” cases she had come across. For his offences, Rinto Abd Rahim was jailed 70 months and ordered to be caned 24 strokes. The 28-year-old was also fined S$60,000. http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/loan-shark-runner-who-set-flat-doors-alight-gets-jail-24-strokes — Star Wednesday December 18, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM Updated: Wednesday December 18, 2013 MYT 7:31:51 AM

Kids locked up by Ah Long

KUALA LUMPUR: Three children were locked in their house by loan sharks who wanted to teach their grandfather a lesson for not settling his debts. The children, aged between two and 10, were at their house in Segambut Muda here when Ah Long came at about 4pm on Dec 9 and locked the front gate. “Thankfully, their parents and uncle were at home with them,” said their grandmother Chan Ah Lin, 54, who works as a babysitter. … Chan said her 35-year-old son had to climb over the gate to seek help after they had been locked in. He went to a nearby shop to buy a saw, Chan said. “He and several neighbours tried to hammer the lock but it would not open. My son then sawed open the gate,” she said. Chan claimed her children often had to deal with threatening calls from Ah Long. “My husband left home with nothing but a note listing out the names of people he owed money to,” she told a press conference organised by MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong in Wisma MCA yesterday Kids locked up by Ah Long ——————————————————————

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7 Responses to Alongs and debt collectors in Malaysia…

  1. Mimi says:

    Bank Rakyat another shark too… Blacklist people even though no outstanding and prompt payment.

  2. Marcus says:

    My wife have been receiving call from ah long last week on Saturday night saying that she owed money to ah long and when she want to pay for the loan. My wife has never borrowed any money from anyone not to mentioned ah long. Ah Long said that is my wife IC is the one that went to do the borrowing. We agreed to meet up with the ah long just to prove that it was not my wife who went and borrowed the money. We met up on Saturday night itself. The IC number and the IC name belongs to my wife but the photo and the address is someone else’s.. It already proven that we were not the one that borrowed from them. Now the ah long turn over and say that how should i know whether the person (in the fake IC) got and my wife did share the amount of money that they borrowed and mentioned that my wife and the lady are trying to con their money. Now the ah long fave us 3 days to settle which is today that we need to either find the woman or to pay up the sum of RM 12k, Just an hour ago, the ah long called again and say that if we never provide the whereabouts of this lady or pay up the money, they will take action

    We have reported the incident to the police since last Sunday. I am very afraid of what will happen next to me and my family members. Just wish to get some opinion of solving this issue.

    Thanks
    M

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  7. Ella Moore says:

    The written communication skills test article is definately
    the most effective i’ve seen today.

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