13 January 2016
Loan sharks set gate on fire, splash house with paint…
Parents of missing debtor harassed by loan sharks
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.