Cops: Threat won’t stop us going after loan sharks


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 29 Sep 2004

SHAH ALAM: Police are undeterred by a veiled death threat against Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm II Abu Bakar Mustapa over their ongoing operations against loan sharks. 

State CPO Deputy Comm Datuk Fauzi Saari said police would investigate the case thoroughly and go all out to arrest those involved in writing the threat which had been sent via a letter.  

He said the police did not rule out the possibility that the writer of the letter could be the same person who had issued death threat messages via SMS to SAC II Abu Bakar earlier this month. 

DCP Fauzi (right) with the letters written in Chinese that were sent to ACP II Abu Bakar.

The two-page letter, written in Mandarin apparently by a loan shark, had urged SAC II Abu Bakar and his officers to halt the operations.  

The letter, sent with a Wilayah Persekutuan stamp and sealed with the Bukit Raja postal mark, had said: “A loan shark does not have any sympathy for one’s life and killing SAC II Abu Bakar will not be difficult.”  

A similar letter was sent to the China Press headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on Monday but the letter, addressed to SAC II Abu Bakar, had included a picture of him attached to the letter. 

DCP Fauzi said: “We have nothing against those in the business of money-lending but when these people resort to criminal means to recover their money, you cannot expect the police to sit back and let these things just go on. 

“We will continue to take action against these people as their actions show they are ruthless and inhumane,” he said at state police headquarters yesterday. 

DCP Fauzi said some loan sharks went overboard when their victims failed to pay their debts on time including taking photographs of their victims in the nude, taking off with the victims' vehicles and spraying paint on the victims’ houses. 

SAC II Abu Bakar, who was also present, said the writer of the letter had threatened “the wrong officer and the wrong agency” adding that this had strengthened his resolve to wipe out loan sharks who used criminal means in their operations.  

Related:Police: We can be nasty with loan sharks too 

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