IPOH – For three months, they have been tormented by Ah Long even though they did not owe money to anyone.
Loh Ah Looi, 65, and her son Mak Chee Leong, 45, were surprised to see loan sharks coming to their house in Taman Megah asking for money several times since August.
On Nov 8, the moneylenders returned. This time, they warned that severe action would be taken against the family if they did not pay up.
“They said I owe them money for horse racing and football betting but I don’t gamble at all,” said Mak.
“When I asked them whether they had the right person, they mentioned my name.
“When I asked for proof, they didn’t have it.
“I’m shocked. Three of my children also told me that they did not take any money from any Ah Long,” said Mak at the Perak MCA complaints bureau office in Jalan Sultan Idris Shah yesterday.
Ah Looi, who was also at the press conference, said she was afraid for the safety of her family.
“When they came to our house the first time, they threatened me.
“I’m old and I didn’t know what to do. We had three children in the house and I was afraid for our safety.
“They asked my son to return their money, around RM10,000 but he doesn’t even gamble.
“I can’t take this anymore and it has to stop,” said a teary-eyed Ah Looi.
Unable to withstand the constant harassment, Mak, who is a travel agent, decided to lodge a police report on Oct 26 when two Ah Long turned up at their residence again and demanded that he paid up.
He also met state MCA Public Services and Complaints bureau chief Jimmy Loh for help.
Loh urged the Ah Long to come to him with proof at the Perak MCA headquarters today.
“Mak will be here, too. If he owed you all money and you can prove it, he will pay the amount,” Loh said. “If he didn’t, stop disturbing them.” – The Star Online