KUALA LUMPUR: A contractor has made a public declaration to deny his relationship with a former supplier, allay his wife’s suspicions and avoid being harassed by debt collectors.
Chong Hoong Heng, 41, clarified that he has no connection with one Soo Lai Fong, who has claimed to be his wife and borrowed money from loan sharks.
“This woman used a fake identity to trick loan sharks into believing that we are married and that I can repay the money she borrowed from them.
“We are not husband and wife. She is just a former supplier whom I have not contacted for two years,” he said yesterday.
Chong alleged that the 43-year-old woman cheated him of RM50,000 before she went missing.
He only became aware of what was happening when a debt collector turned up at his house last Thursday and demanded that he settle a RM40,000 loan taken by Soo.
“But the man left after I proved to him that Soo was not my wife,” he added.
Three days later, Chong found a note on his gate, demanding that Soo pay back RM10,000.
He lodged a police report on Monday.
The following day, he was approached by another moneylender, who demanded that he settle an outstanding loan of RM20,000 taken by Soo.
Chong, who is now worried that the woman might still be using his name to borrow money from other loan sharks, sought help from MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong.
He also did not want his wife to think that he had been unfaithful to her.