Welder fears for family's safety after red paint warning

Welder fears for family's safety after red paint warning
Gelang Patah MCA division chief Jason (third from right) and committee members showing stains of the red paint that was splashed into Tay's home at Taman Skudai Baru in Johor Baru.

JOHOR BARU - A welder is now living in fear, worried for his family's safety after loan sharks splashed red paint into his home and threatened to harm him and his family.

The victim Tay Chee Choon, 52, claimed that loan sharks are going after him, as they were unable to track down his eldest daughter who had borrowed money from them.

"It all started on June 18 when I received a call from a loan shark demanding that I settle my daughter's RM3,000 debt and when I refused he threatened to send some 'people' to harm my family.

"Two days later, when I was at home around noon, I heard a loud noise coming from outside the house and upon peeking through the window I saw red paint splashed all over my home, which also damaged both my cars," he said Saturday.

Tay said that his daughter moved out some eight years ago after she got married but had given his house utility bills to the moneylenders a few months ago.

"We believe that she has borrowed thousands from 12 moneylenders and has gone into hiding with her husband and child, but we do not know where they went.

"I am scared for the safety of my wife and other three children who is staying with me," he said urging that moneylenders to leave him and his family alone as they have nothing to do with the loan.

He was speaking to reporters during a press conference organised by the Gelang Patah MCA division chief Jason Teoh at the victims home in Taman Skudai Baru.

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