Bomb explodes at retiree's house in Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR - Retiree Lee Hoi Sang came out of his house covered in thick black smoke after a bomb exploded at his house 10 days after his tenant moved out.

Lee, who came out to see neighbours standing outside his house suspected that his tenant, known as Hoong had paid the rent using money borrowed from loan sharks.

The explosion at his house on Thursday damaged his car and porch ceiling, costing Lee about RM8, 000 in repairs.

Speaking at a press conference at Wisma MCA on Friday, Lee said that he suspected Hoong had borrowed money from loan sharks after finding his front gate mysteriously locked with a chain on July 31.

Lee said that when he confronted Hoong, Hoong denied borrowing money.

However, a police investigation revealed that Hoong had debts amounting to RM1.6 million, prompting Lee to appeal for his safety.

"I have nothing to do with that man. I am just a landlord," he said.

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