IPOH: A man who decided to park his sister’s car in front of an unoccupied house in Taman Cempaka here found the car splashed with red paint, believed to be the work of loan sharks.
The 34-year-old salesman, known as Muhammad, said his whole family resided in different parts of the country and had come over to his mother’s place as his father had passed away.
“Because there were many of us, and not enough space to park our cars, I parked my sister’s car in front of the unoccupied house last night (Sept 29).
“The neighbour had passed away recently, and there was no one staying there, and probably her son is the target.
“I slept at about 2am, and heard nothing, so whatever happened, would have been after that.
“When I checked the car around 7am today, I was shocked to see red paint all over,” he said when Perak MCA public services and complaints bureau chief Low Guo Nan visited the place Friday (Sept 30).
A note was found pasted near the front gate of the house with a message addressed to “Lew” with a WhatsApp number.
According to Muhammad, police had visited the scene and taken pictures.
A man known as Lam, 67, who stays nearby, said his sister had passed away last month, and that Lew, who is in his 40s, had not even come back for her funeral.
“He has been missing for nearly seven years now, and no one knows where he is and what he is doing, as we are unable to contact him.
“Six months ago, loan sharks had splashed paint inside the porch as well. At that time, a tenant who parked his car on the porch, had red paint all over his car.
“Lew is nowhere to be found, and with my sister gone now, the house cannot be put on rent or sold as we fear the loan sharks will continue to harass those staying in that house,” he said.
Low hoped the police would take stern action and investigate the matter.
“Lam is afraid that the loan sharks may come back to burn the house or something worse could happen.
“I hope the police will carry out patrolling in the area more often,” he added.