Many turning to illegal money lenders to get through difficult times

Tay: They are facing difficult times without income and borrowing money to support their families.

JOHOR BARU: Ah long or illegal money lenders are likely to gain the most from the Covid-19 pandemic as more people will borrow money from them.

Johor Baru MCA public complaints bureau chief Michael Tay said he had received many calls from daily wage earners and petty traders since the start of the movement control order (MCO) on March 18, saying they had resorted to borrowing money.

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