Abandoned family loses home and RM95,000 over man’s debts

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  • Wednesday, 06 Feb 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: After spending the last year toiling to repay debts to Ah Long, the lives of kitchen helper Ng Ching Choon, 50, and her children have been turned upside down again with another round of harassment.

This is the third time the Ah Long have disrupted the family’s peace after Ng’s former husband Loke Weng Chan borrowed a total of RM43,800 using the family’s home address and vanished.

“Ever since the first time this happened, I’ve been losing sleep, having nervous breakdowns and I have even contemplated suicide,” she said at a press conference at Wisma MCA here yesterday.

Ng said the family was now homeless and was staying with relatives and friends after their landlord chased them out.

“Why would they (Ah Long) do this to us when we are innocent?” she sobbed.

“They should find him (Loke) instead.”

Also present at the present conference was Mun Wai, 30, who told reporters that his father’s habits had never changed.

“We’ve paid about RM95,000 of his debts last year and now my 11-year-old sister lives in fear of the Ah Long,” he said.

Mun Wai said his father had used an old Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) certificate of a bakery business, jointly owned by both of them, to apply for the loans.

MCA Public Service and Complaints Department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong spoke to the Ah Long on behalf of the family.

“They replied that they were not involved in the harassment and had only gone to collect the money owed based on the address given by Loke,” he said.

“If the family is innocent, the Ah Long say they would stop pursuing them,” Chong added.

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