‘He is no longer my father’

JOHOR BARU: His father walked out on the family about a decade ago but is now back in his life in a less than welcome way.

“After so many years, he is suddenly back in my life, and loan sharks have been harassing me about loans taken by my father.

“I have been getting some 30 calls and messages daily for the past two weeks,” said the 24-year-old son with the surname Loo.

“The loan sharks refused to divulge the loan amount but merely told me that the next of kin will have to settle the debts,” he said at a press conference arranged by the Johor Jaya DAP public complaints head Michael Mok yesterday.

He said he told the loan sharks that he would not settle his father’s debts whom he accused of abandoning the family for another woman.

“I asked them how this can be resolved. They said they want to witness me publicly cutting off ties with my father,” he said.

As such, he announced that he had cut all ties with his father and had nothing to do with him.

Loo said he was happy to do so as it meant that his mother and elder brother would be left in peace.

“I hope they will leave us alone. My father left us when I was 14. We suffered but we have since rebuilt our lives as my grandmother provided us a place to stay in Johor,” he said.

His 55-year-old mother, who worked as a waitress to take care of her two sons, later continued her studies and is now an accountant.

As for Loo himself, he has ventured into a business involving cars while his brother is an electrical engineer.

“I am worried about my mother who has to be alone at home sometimes.

“I do not want anything to happen to her,” he said.

He said he had no contact with his father until the loan sharks started harassing him.

He managed to track down his father and confronted him about the loan.

“My father admitted he had borrowed from loan sharks. I told him to leave us out of this mess,” he said, adding that his father had two other children with his mistress and hoped they would help him out.

The father, in his 50s, previously had a business providing crane services.

Loo said he had lodged a police report in Seri Alam.

A police officer confirmed the report and said investigations were under way.

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