JOHOR BARU - A 53-year-old father is appealing to about 40 illegal moneylenders not to harass him and his family as he no longer has money to pay off the loans taken by his youngest child.
The businessman said he had spent more than RM300,000 so far to settle all his 20-year-old son's loans since last year.
Lim Heng Soon claimed that his son Nelson Lim, a Form Two dropout, had borrowed from Ah Long to pay for his drug addiction and to splurge on his girlfriend.
His son, said Lim, left their house three weeks ago, saying that he wanted to be with his mother, Lim's ex-wife, in Kuala Lumpur.
"All this while I have helped to pay off his debts. I was always hoping that someday he would return to the right path.
"Fearing for his and my family's safety, I always bailed him out," he said at a press conference here organised by Gelang Patah MCA chief Jason Teoh.
Since last year, Lim has banked money into dozens of accounts, ranging from several hundreds to RM15,000. Lim said he was forced to lodge a police report after Ah Long padlocked his home on April 14.