Teen jailed and fined for unlicensed moneylending harassment

Published on Apr 30, 2015 6:00 PM
By Elena Chong

SINGAPORE - An unemployed teenager who came from Malaysia with two others to conduct moneylending harassment on behalf of a loanshark was jailed for 28 weeks and fined $90,000 on Thursday.

Kang Jing Hao, 17, who faced eight charges, pleaded guilty to three charges of acting with Ong Wei Chong, 18, and Chern Choon Heng, 17, a student, to harass debtors on behalf of a loanshark known only as KK in December last year.

The court heard that sometime in November last year, the trio were looking through the Malaysian newspapers for jobs when they came across an advertisement posted by a loan company.

Ong then called to make inquiries and was informed by an unknown subject, known only as KK, that they were hiring workers to go to Singapore to harass debtors on behalf of Malaysian unlicensed moneylenders.