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12/03/2010

Foreign talents in loan shark activities

Cheaper, better, faster and no strings attached. Foreign workers are now recruited to be runners for loan sharks. They are cheaper, hungrier, and nothing to lose. The last part spells big trouble. The more nothing to lose foreigners on the loose, the more dicey things will become. They will do anything. For the moment these foreign runners are still at the level of spray painting doors, locking doors and throwing shoes and slippers over the balcony. When else will they do when they graduated and move to a higher level of operation and higher risk? The police are confident that they can manage this problem. Why manage the runners when the loan sharks are the real source of the problem and weeding them out is like uprooting the grass? How many loan sharks have been caught? So far it seems that only the runners are caught. This problem does not seem to go away.

16 comments:

Wally Buffet said...

Julian Assange of Wikileaks and the loan shark kingpins here have one thing in common.

They can easily become history.

Anonymous said...

Aiyoh...didn't we learnt from Mas Selamat fiasco that they're short of manpower?

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Matilah_Singapura said...

They might become "history" but others will rise to meet the demand.

Markets are demand driven. The fact that loan sharks exist is because of...taadaa... the MARKET for these "loans".

Anonymous said...

When foreign talents go into the loan sharking act, you can be sure the problem is not going to be that easily manageable.

And the question is when it does become a big problem will they come out with the same excuse of being caught by surprise again?

Anonymous said...

Loan sharks rank lower in priority than "anti-establishment" parties in uniquely Singapapore?

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

I have been warned not to bring little children when going up north for holidays. Some wicked bastards are out to snatch the children, especially little girls, for illicit trades. Please pass this info to your friends.

They don't care a hoot how frightening and traumatic will the act cause to the little children in the hands of strangers, and the agony the parents have to go through. Some can literally go mad.

Too many foreigners resorting to crimes may bring such wicked crimes here. Burn those bastards on the stake.

The Malaysian govt must really come down real hard on them. Singapore must never let even one case to happen here.

Wally Buffet said...

I am an avid proponent of the mandatory death penalty for:

1. Murders
2. Kidnapping
3. Loan Sharking
4. Snatching of
innocent Children
5. Gangsterism

I'll see my MP to propose that 3,4 and 5 be written into law.

As for foreign talents in loan shark activities, I also would like their caning to be doubled to six strokes of the rotan. After all, since they can get into the casinos without paying the $100 levy, they should also not enjoy the privilege of Singaporeans when it comes to criminal activities especially one so distasteful as loan sharking and harassment.

Matilah_Singapura said...

I only support the death penalty for murder.

All the rest in wally's list can be dealt with by citizens themselves -- if they were not prevented from owning firearms.

Very simple: You grab our kids, we heavily armed parents (and probably uncles, aunties and grandparents too) will hunt you down and shoot you if you resist or persist. You'll be the one screaming like a bitch for "police protection" :-)

Wally Buffet said...

Matilah,

This little dot ain't no Wild West lah.

Cannot take the law into your hands.

Besides, most Sinkaporeans can't shoot straight, even about half cannot shoot at all when inside their wife, girlfriend or whatever!

So the job of hanging these criminals will further enhance our part time hangman's standing in the Guinness book of records.

Actually, hanging is too cumbersome and time wasting. Better still, once convicted, lead them speedily to a school field and exterminate them with one clean shot to the back of the head like they do in China. Then, send the bill immediately to their next of kin and demand payment for the bullet. The labour for shooting is gratis ex the state.

Hehe.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Matilah, things are not that simple. They don't confront you. While you are not watching, your little children or grandchildren playing in the playground or just wandering around, in a park or in Genting Highland, whoose, they are gone. You don't even see them.

Try imagine how your little granddaughter will feel in a strange place surrounded by hostile strangers, all with nothing good in their minds. How fearful and frighten she would be, helpless and no one familiar to comfort and protect she.

Mine, every moment and every minute you will be worrying and wondering what and how is she doing or be in fear. Can drive you mad my fren.

I say all govts must burn these bastards on the stake.

Matilah_Singapura said...

You all believe in governments too much.

It is not a matter of "taking law into your own hands", its about being self responsible individually and cooperating as a community. i.e. protect your own and help others, especially the 'defenseless'

You probably have not lived in "well-armed" communities. I have. There is virtually ZERO crime.

But don't take my word for it. Do the research and if possible, go live in one of those communities.

It is a cultural change: i.e. don't rely on the state -- rely on yourselves, form relationships etc.

Wally Buffet said...

Err.......we chickenporeans are conditioned to let our city's finest do the job of protecting our loved ones and our property.

Even in NS, we try to let the guy in front shoot first and see what happens.

Cannot anyhow go round shooting the baddies lah. If they are innocent, then how? The Singh will be waiting for you then.

Everyone must obey the law and not go around acting like Dirty (Go on, make my day) Harry or Charles (Death Wish) Bronson lah.

Just call 999 ok?

They sure to come one. Their mission statement say 15 minutes they'll appear like a mirage right in front of you.


Hehe.

Matilah_Singapura said...

wally:

> we chickenporeans are conditioned to let our city's finest do the job of protecting our loved ones and our property. <

Yeah, I heard it works really well too :-))

Slash! ...oops another "parang-nista" on the loose! Quick call 999!

Me: Switch on laser sight, release thumb safety, pull trigger. No need to chamber round. Chamber always got round ready to "do justice" :-)

Clint is always pissing off the lefties (peace-nicks) because in his movies the good guys own guns. In Gran Torino the "politically correct" idiots got mad with him because he showed the "justice" of some old guy who simply wanted to be left alone to protect his property, and would shoot to do so.

In my world, that's the kind of person I would like to be my neighbour!

agongkia said...

Erm..sorry huh..If bank can give loan why can't ah long do so.If bank can get foreign talent to chase after payment,why cant ah long do that?
The difference is only whether got license or no license.
Though I discourage anyone from approaching Ah Long,personally I feel that sometime its good to have them around.
Mandatory death penalty for Ah long?Sometime these people can help save people when they are in need hor...
Rich people always got rich thinking .Hang this hang that..
I am trying hard to become a money lender one day,to save as many people as I can ,no need IC no need gurantor..,how can you all call me loan shark,UML ....

It is a good advise to be alert and take safety precution when in foreign land.But we should not get paranoid.
The most dangerous place is the safest place.This one got proof one.

Anonymous said...

awesome, just awesome

Jessie Bromberg said...

Its quite important for the people who is going to take loan from any of the lender, to check the reliability as well as the consistency of the loan institution. Also must check someone in their surroundings who had ever taken any kind of service from that particular institution. Because, getting foreigner loan from some licensed moneylender is easy as compare to that from any bank.