Tutor: I’m an innocent victim

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  • Saturday, 29 Mar 2008

KUALA LUMPUR: A tutor with no dealings with loan sharks, opened the door early one morning to go out with his girlfriend when he discovered his porch awash with red paint.

“It was about 7am on March 24 when my girlfriend and I stepped out and I found red paint splashed on the walls of my porch and even on my car,” said the 25-year-old, who wished to be known only as Chow.

He found three discarded packets of paint in the compound of his rented house in Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya, and another one next door. His neighbour told him the paint was flung at around 1am.

Seeing red:Chow showingthe red paintsplashed allover his porchand car inTamanMegah,Petaling Jaya.

After lodging a police report at Kelana Jaya police station, Chow sought help from MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Michael Chong.

Chow, who runs a home-based business, believes that loan sharks might have targeted former tenants who had rented a room from him.

He insisted at a press conference that neither he nor his girlfriend have ever borrowed money from loan sharks.

“I just wish the loan sharks would stop disturbing my family,” Chow said.

“He is the fifth innocent victim of loan sharks that I have heard of this year,” Chong said, adding that he would not hesitate to report even licensed moneylenders who bully customers.

Chong’s department has received 121 loan shark-related cases this year involving a sum of RM14.5mil and five cases concerning innocent victims.

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