Loan sharks going after wrong house

Loan sharks going after wrong house
Full details: Rosidah showing the sign that her husband put up after the two loan shark attacks.

PASIR GUDANG - A kindergarten teacher is worried sick for her family after loan sharks attacked her house here twice in a week.

Rosidah Ahmad, 49, said her family's problems started when moneylenders mistokk her home for the house of someone who had borrowed from them.

"The loan sharks were confused and had attacked my home instead," she told reporters when met at her house yesterday.

Terrified that the attackers would show up again, Rosidah's husband Kamazaman Kasim put up a sign on his front gate which stated his name, house address and a note "saya tidak ada pinjam wang" (I did not borrow money).

Rosidah said that during the first attack on Dec 23, two men chained and locked her gate while her 16-year-old son was inside the house.

"My son heard some noise and rushed out only to find two men fleeing in a car after they had locked the front gate with a metal chain.

"He managed to note down the car's registration number. We have given all the information to the police," she said.

Rosidah added that her family was shocked when the second attack happened only days later, and the loan sharks went a step further by splashing red paint all over her front porch at about 11.35am on Monday.

"Our cars were not damaged but it embarrassed us as the red paint could not be fully washed away. There are still some stains.

"I am fearful of what they will do next. The worst part is that my family is innocent and has become victim for no reason," she said.

Her son and husband have lodged separate police reports but the family still feels unsafe as the loan sharks seem persistent.

Seri Alam OCPD Supt Roslan Zainuddin confirmed that reports had been lodged.

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