Badly damaged car gives tailor a shock


  • Nation
  • Monday, 09 Jun 2003

PETALING JAYA: A tailor had a rude shock when he went to collect his repossessed car after settling the overdue instalments. 

Wong Wai Loong, 27, from Lukut in Seremban, found his car badly damaged and most of the accessories removed. 

He refused to collect his Proton Wira from the finance company’s garage and lodged a police report at the Kampung Subang police station here. 

Wong said a car repossessor towed his car away after he failed to pay his monthly instalments with Bumiputra Commerce Finance branch in Sentul Raya for seven months. 

“He took the car from my friend’s house in Seremban, where I kept it, on March 7,” he said. 

On April 28, Wong paid over RM2,500 to the finance company and went to collect his car but found it badly damaged. 

His compact disc player, amplifier, air filter, gear handle and other accessories were missing. 

Wong told a press conference arranged by the MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Michael Chong yesterday that the car’s windows, locks and bonnet cover were damaged. 

Subsequently, he filed a complaint with the finance company’s public affairs and complaints unit. 

According to a letter dated May 29, signed by the unit head Datin Seri Nuriana Ibrahim, the company said it would conduct an internal investigation on the missing gear handle of Wong’s car. 

“Nuriana showed me a photograph of my car, saying that it was in such (bad) condition when the car was sent there. 

“She said according to their pictures and records, the only thing missing from the car was the gear handle,” said Wong, adding the finance company also demanded a storage fee of RM15 per day from him for keeping his car at the garage. 

Chong said his legal adviser would assist Wong on the matter.  

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