2017: Pahang police removes 20,000 Ah Long advertisements
Last Update: 07/12/2018
KUANTAN, Dec 7 (Bernama) -- Almost 20,000 advertisements belonging to unlicensed money lending companies were taken down by the State Police Contingent Headquarters’ Commercial Criminal Investigation Division (CCID) last year.
State CCID chief Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the advertisements comprised 19,270 banners and 619 posters which were put up in areas of public foci such as housing estates.
‘’The effort to tackle unlicensed money lending activities will be continued with the cooperations of the local authorities, specifically involving operations tackling advertisements for illegal loans like these.
‘’Police also hope the public will act wisely and are not easily influenced with such loans including those advertised on social media without knowing the status of the company.
‘’If they need to obtain loans, they should go to legitimate companies,’’ he told reporters here, today.
Mohd Wazir said the Pahang CCID, with the co-operation of the Kuantan Municipal Council, took down over 1,000 advertisements of unregistered money lending companies during a three-hour operation in the Kuantan district today.