Rising trend of loanshark harassers using fire a concern - Channel NewsAsia
Loan shark harassers setting houses / doors on fire to get attention. What if they chain the gate, trapping the residents inside. If the fire gets out of hand, the residents will be burnt to death. What if they also set the houses of the borrower's neighbours on fire, in a bid to embarrass him?
How did it degenerate to this?
Because all along the police have been treating loan sharks with kiddie gloves. And the loan sharks get more bold.
This should be treated as the same type of offence as discharging a firearm in a robbery, because of the great threat to human lives.
Suitable penalty should be imposed.