Star | ...Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPIM) secretary-general Datuk Dr Ma’amor Osman said that three of his members who were helping victims negotiate their debts with loan sharks were arrested after a fracas in their office on Friday.
The Ah Longs, however, were not picked up.
Dr Ma'amor said two loan sharks had come to collect RM200 from the organisation as part of a deal which it negotiated with a borrower.
Under PPIM's programme, the organisation would act as the middleman for the borrowers.
Dr Ma'amor said that on that day, PPIM could not pay the RM200 because the borrower had not paid the sum to the organisation.
“We told them that but they still came and harassed us. Our officers reacted and a fight started,” he said, adding that his officers noticed that one of the Ah Longs was carrying a pistol.The officers overpowered the loan sharks and taped their hands and made them sit down in a corner of the office.... selanjutnya.