Started two Fridays ago, "Uncle Agony" is a new segment where residents can email us their concerns and troubles. We will answer all your queries and hope that the issue, can be resolved in a peaceful and amicable manner. Of course, the information we provide are mere suggestions from our team and do not represent any official institutions or anyone. In this way, we hope Queenstown residents can "breathe a little easier."
Hi MyQueenstown, I have a neighbour whose home is splashed with red paint. I believe it was done by the loan sharks. There was even once when the loan sharks actually mistook his house for mine and splashed my door with red paint. I am married with a young child. I have called the police and I am afraid they may harrass my family. -Mdm Chan, who lives in Stirling Road. (Concerned parties can contact My Queenstown for more details)
For residents like Mrs Tan who have called the police yet do not receive protection, there are several suggested ways to evict loan sharks from their lives. Firstly, they can consider installing CCTV and pass the recorded material to the police to assist in their investigations. Secondly, an economic method tried in other parts of Singapore is to obtain assistance from their community leaders. Increased citizenship patrols and "official letters" pasted on their doors are effective deterrence. Third, as fellow residents, we ought to keep a look out for suspicious characters walking along our corridors. Call the police is necessary!
Hope that helps!