A man in Sarawak recently fell victim to a loan shark's intimidation tactics as his car was wrongly splashed with red paint
According to Harian Metro, the incident took place on Sunday, 26 September.
The victim's wife was about to leave for work around 5am when she realised that her husband's Perodua Viva, which was parked in front of their house in Taman Banjaran Serapi on Jalan Sungai Tengah, had been covered in red paint.
The victim also found a piece of paper on their gate.
It was a note demanding a person to repay their debt.
Checks by the victim found that the name written on the note belonged to their neighbour's daughter, as reported by Utusan Borneo.
The note read, "Borrow money, pay money, contact back."
Padawan district police chief Supt Aidil Bolhassan said that there was no closed-circuit television (CCTV) in the area and no witnesses saw the incident.
The neighbour informed the victim that their daughter had borrowed RM300 from a loan shark she found on Facebook
According to Aidil, checks found that the woman had previously filed a police report under Section 29B(1) of the Moneylenders Act 1951.
"The report stated that on 13 September, around 11.30pm while the neighbour's daughter was at home, she found that the windows at her house had been shattered and also splashed with red paint while her house gate had been locked," Aidil explained.
"The incident is believed to have been committed by an Ah Long (an unlicensed moneylender) because the victim's neighbour's daughter had made a loan of RM300 through Facebook but had been unable to make a repayment as the Ah Long asked her to pay up to RM8,600," he added.
He then told Harian Metro that the case is being investigated under Section 427 of the Penal Code.