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Woman Alleged Assaulted By ‘Ah Long’ For Unable To Repay Debt For Mother’s Funeral

A woman went to seek help from social activist Kuan Chee Heng, after alleging that she was physically and sexually assaulted by an illegal loan shark.

In a Facebook post published yesterday, 13 July, Kuan — or more fondly known as Uncle Kentang shared that as he was raising funds for a woman who did not have money for her mother’s funeral, he received a call from another woman crying for help.

The woman, who is in her 40s, told Kuan that she borrowed money from a loan shark, commonly known as an ‘ah long’ in Malaysia — after her mother’s passing.

She said she needed the money to arrange for her mother’s funeral.

Kuan shared that the woman took out a loan of RM16,000 on 13 May.

She had paid part of her debt including the interest rates but after the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) nationwide, the victim could not work and lost her source of income.

As a result, she was unable to continue paying the balance of the debt. The victim was abducted and taken to an unknown place before being beaten and stripped naked last week.

It is learnt that the woman used to work in a furniture shop. Kuan said the woman refused to seek help from the police because she is afraid that her photos will be made public

Kuan, who is also Community Policing Malaysia (CPM) president, promised to help the woman as well as make arrangements for a prayer ceremony after the 100 days of her father’s death, a custom of the Chinese community.

He said the loan shark is “wicked” and warned that there will be karma for their actions.

The activist also urged members of the public not to approach illegal loan sharks to get into unfavourable agreements. 

At the time of writing, Kuan’s post about the woman’s predicament has garnered over 4,000 likes and 130 shares.

If you or someone you know may be at risk or has experienced sexual abuse or assault, please reach out to these Malaysian organisations:

1. WOMEN’S AID ORGANISATION (WAO)
Operating hours: 24-hour
Contact: +603-30008858
SMS/WhatsApp: +6018-9888058
Website | Facebook | Twitter

2. ALL WOMEN’S ACTION SOCIETY (AWAM)

Operating hours: Weekdays (9.30am – 4.30pm)
Contact: +603-78770224
WhatsApp: +6016-2284221 | +6016-2374221
Email: telenita@awam.org.my
Website | Facebook | Twitter

3. WOMEN’S CENTRE FOR CHANGE PENANG (WCC PENANG)

Operating hours: Weekdays (9am – 5pm)
Contact: +604-2280342 | +604-3988340
WhatsApp: +6011-31084001 | +6016-4390698
Email: wcc@wccpenang.org
Website | Facebook | Twitter

4. SARAWAK WOMEN FOR WOMEN SOCIETY (SWWS)

Operating hours: Monday to Friday (9am to 5.30pm)
Contact: +6082-422660
SMS/WhatsApp: +6013-8044285
Email: sarswws@gmail.com
Website | Facebook | Twitter

5. SABAH WOMEN’S ACTION-RESOURCE GROUP (SAWO)

Operating hours: Monday to Friday (9am to 2pm)
Contact: +6088-280200
Email: sawo.women@yahoo.com
Website | Facebook | Twitter

6. PROTECT AND SAVE THE CHILDREN (PS THE CHILDREN)
Operating hours: Monday to Friday (8.30am to 5.30pm)
Contact: +6016-2273065 | +6016-7213065
WhatsApp: +6016-7213065
Email: protect@psthechildren.org.my
Website | Facebook | Twitter

7. INTERNET WATCH FOUNDATION (IWF)

Anonymously and confidentially report child sexual abuse content and non-photographic child sexual abuse images with IWF’s Reporting Portal.

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