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Man harassed despite settling Ah Long loan 10 years ago

24 Jan 2021 / 08:08 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: Four individuals were detained at a roadblock in Petaling Jaya yesterday on suspicion of being involved in blackmailing a private company employee who obtained a loan from an Ah Long (loan shark).

Petaling Jaya district police chief ACP Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said the suspects, aged between 26 and 28, were detained as a result of a complaint lodged by the victim who thought he had successfully settled his loan to the Ah Long 10 years ago.

Nik Ezanee said the 31-year-old male victim had reportedly took a personal loan of RM500 from a private company believed to be licensed in 2012.

“The victim who was asked to make a repayment of RM1,150 a month for a year, also asked for his ATM card held by the company to be cancelled because he believed he had successfully settled the loan in 2013,“ Nik Ezanee said in a statement today.

He said the victim then made a personal loan in 2016 on a social site thinking it was a cooperative.

He said the victim was then contacted by a marketing agent and friend who took him to the same company he had taken a loan from 10 years ago.

“The agents said that the victim still had loan arrears of RM8,000 that needed to be settled. The victim was then threatened to repay the balance within a stipulated time.

“Police checked previous records and found that one of the four suspects was wanted in connection with an earlier Ah Long case,“ he said.

According to him, following that one of the suspects was remanded for four days starting today while another suspect was remanded under Section 5 (2) of the Moneylenders Act 1951. -Bernama

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