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  • Wednesday, 13 Jul 2005

Cops probed 405 ah longs 

A TOTAL of 405 cases involving ah longs (loan sharks) were investigated last year, Internal Security Ministry parliamentary secretary Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop said. 

“Of that, 30 cases went to court,” he told Datuk Goh Siow Huat (BN – Rasah) who wanted to know what action was taken against ah longs who sprayed red paint on their clients' houses. 

Salahuddin Ayub (PAS – Kubang Kerian) likened loan sharks to communists. ”They are getting more aggressive,” he added. 

Indon woman faints in lobby 

AN Indonesian woman fainted at the Parliament lobby while pursuing Home Minister Datuk Azmi Khalid over the plight of her husband who had been deported to their home country following his involvement in falsifying identity cards. 

Romita Hasibun, 37, had come with her children to listen to Azmi’s reply to Teresa Kok (DAP – Seputeh) who raised the dilemma of the children, who hold Malaysian passports. 

Assessment review 

A SUGGESTION that assessment charges be abolished for low-cost houses will be forwarded to the Housing and Local Government Ministry for consideration. 

Parliamentary secretary Dr Subramaniam K.V. Sathasivam gave an undertaking to do so when replying to a supplementary question by Lau Yeng Peng (BN – Puchong). 

126,800 single mums 

A 2000 population census showed that there were 126,810 single mothers in Malaysia. There are no statistics on single fathers.  


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