KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The actions of loan sharks who displayed posters of a defaulter throughout a village in Chendering, Terengganu has forced the 37-year-old victim and his family to seek refuge in Kuala Lumpur a few days ago.
The victim, known only as Khairul, told reporters here that posters bearing his image with the words “Pinjam Wang,Bayar Wang” (Borrow Money, Repay Money) had even been put up at a bus station and a mosque after he failed to settle loan repayments totalling about RM19,000.
The recent situation also made fellow villagers stop frequenting Khairul’s stall,causing him to suffer a loss of business.
In a press conference organised by the Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM) on Monday (Aug 5), Khairul said they had also avoided him and his family.
Acknowledging that he had made a mistake, the father of two girls said he had borrowed RM1,200 from the loan sharks in May this year to start a food stall business.
However, after he failed to make the repayment according to the stipulated time period, the outstanding loan amount had continued to increase despite the fact that Khairul had already made payments amounting to about RM7,000.
He also said that he had asked his daughters to suspend their university studies as he was worried for their safety.
Khairul added that it was also uncertain if his younger daughter would be able to continue her studies in Japan this month as scheduled.
Meanwhile, PPIM president Datuk Nadzim Johan said that the loan sharks’ tactics of putting up posters of defaulters were cruel and had disturbed their peace of mind.
He added that at the moment, Khairul and his family were under the protection of PPIM. – Bernama
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