JOHOR BARU: A single mother and her three children have moved out of their home here fearing attacks from loan sharks who have been harassing them.
The 49-year-old waitress, who wanted to be known only as Na, said they decided to leave Taman Daya two weeks after their house was splashed with red paint last November.
“I did not plan to move out at first but after thinking over it for a few days, I decided that it was best to move out.
“The fear of them coming back to the house caused a great deal of anxiety to my children, ” she told a press conference at the Pasir Gudang MCA office yesterday.
Also present was Pasir Gudang MCA public complaints deputy bureau chief Ang Tun Chek.
Na said she believed her ex-husband borrowed money from the loan sharks using their home address.
“My ex previously got into trouble after borrowing money from loan sharks and I had to fork out about RM20,000 to repay the loans in 2018.
“In September 2019, not long after we got separated, our house was splashed with red paint for the first time.
“I did not act on this back then, ” she said, adding that she had been unable to contact her ex-husband since their divorce.
Na said the loan sharks, in the latest attack, even sent out photos of her and her children and a photocopy of her ex-husband’s MyKad to her neighbours.
“They also did this online to shame us, ” she said, adding that she had lodged a police report.
Ang appealed to the loan sharks to leave Na and her children, aged 17 to 21, alone.
“They should not be going after the family who have nothing to do with the problem.
“I hope the police will find those responsible for the threats, ” he said.