Wife left in the lurch as hubby goes into hiding from loan sharks

JOHOR BARU: ( The Star ) Her first marriage ended in a divorce. Thinking that she would not be able to find her true love again, Wu Yani stayed single for more than 15 years.

However, the 44-year-old Chinese national from Liaoning province was introduced to a Malaysian man by a friend in 2006.

So cute: Soon playing with Wu’s son during a press conference in Johor Baru.

They fell in love and got married six months later.

Everything seemed perfect until last week when her 54-year-old husband Chuah Buan Kooi (pic), a renovation worker, ran away from home after borrowing RM3,500 from two loan sharks.

Wu sought help from Johor MCA Public Complaints and Services Bureau deputy chief Rodney Soon yesterday.

She said she only had RM200 left and did not know what to do.

Furthermore, she will be forced to leave the country if her husband fails to return and renew her permit, which is due to expire on May 30.

Worse, Wu has to leave behind her five-month-old son because she is unable to apply for a passport for him.

“I can go back to China but what will happen to my son? I am not a Malaysian and can’t apply for a passport for him,” she said.

She said she only found out about her husband’s debt when his cellphone rang non-stop since five days ago.

“When I asked him, he said it was the loan sharks who called and demanded him to return the RM3,500.

“But he did not tell me why he took the loan,” she said.

Wu said two men came by her condominium on Thursday to look for her husband.

“They used an iron chain to lock up

the door with me and my son in the unit

after finding out that my husband was not at home and I had no money to pay them,” she said.

She said the condominium’s guards and police went to her aid later.

Those who know the whereabouts of Chuah can contact the police or Soon at 019-771 3912.

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