Woman harassed by loan sharks for sister’s debt

  • Nation
  • Friday, 14 Feb 2020

JOHOR BARU: A single mother is being harassed by Singaporean loan sharks with molotov cocktails and paint over a debt of RM100,000 made by her sister.Due to the harassment, she is now considering disowning her younger sister.

Lai Poh Yoke, who lives in Bukit Mewah, was first harassed on Dec 10 last year.

“They splashed red paint on my car and pasted a note with my sister’s name, my name and MyKad number, as well as a notice to repay a total of S$35,000 (RM104,409).

“On Jan 21, yellow paint and a petrol bomb were hurled at around 3.45am, as well as another note stating that they would burn down my house if I do not repay the debt, ” she said.

Lai, 47, who makes a living selling noodles, said that after the first incident, she contacted her sister, who works in Singapore with her husband.

“She denied owing money to loan sharks but how come they have my address and MyKad details?

“I hope these loan sharks will leave me alone as I did not borrow any money from them, ” she told a press conference organised by Johor Baru MCA public complaints bureau chief Michael Tay.

Tay condemned such violent acts and said he would lodge a report with the Singapore police for them to carry out an investigation.

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