A furniture factory owner who borrowed about RM85,400 from 10 different loan sharks has been disowned by his mother after months of harassment and threats.
Threatened by loan sharks
According to the 37-year-old man’s mother, he told the loan sharks that she was gravely ill and needed money to pay for her medical treatments, reported Sin Chew Daily.
After securing the money, her son went into hiding, leaving her and the family to fend off the loan sharks by themselves.
She added that the loan sharks accused her and the family of being frauds and accomplices to her son’s crimes.
Unable to endure the harassment any longer, she decided to sever ties with her son.
Refutes son’s claims
During a press conference held alongside MCA Subang Division chairman Chiew Kai Heng, the woman denied her son’s claims that she needed funds for medical treatment.
The woman, who works as a school bus driver, also reiterated that she never once borrowed money from loan sharks.
Man’s brother paid for his previous debt
According to the woman, her eldest son had previously paid around RM 70,000 in debt for the younger son.
However, the man vanished again after borrowing another sum of money from the loan sharks.
Following his disappearance, the woman found a book recording how much her son had owed.
She added that she was unaware of her son’s gambling and drug habits.
“He seldom communicates with us even though we live under the same roof. He always leaves early, returns home late, and is often busy working at the factory.
“I have warned the loan sharks, and they still insist on lending him money, so don’t ask us to pay the debts!” she said.
Watch the press conference here: