The government has traced and barred 6,163 mobile phone numbers of loan sharks or Ah Long found on numerous stickers, posters, advertisements and business cards during operations nationwide last year.
Deputy Home Minister Datuk Abu Seman Yusop said the authorities have managed to detect the persons behind the numbers and cancelled the numbers with the cooperation of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).
“Don’t think we cannot trace them. Our agencies have the mechanism to do that. We know who are behind the numbers and we have taken the necessary action.
“We have also asked the telecommunications providers to cancel their numbers,” he told a press conference at the ministry today after chairing the meeting of the main committee on the awareness campaign against Ah Long.
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