Thursday July 5, 2012
Big blow for director in car sale gone bad
By TAN SIN CHOW
A DIRECT selling company director in Penang, who sold her car in 2010, was shocked to find herself saddled with loan repayment of RM40,000 for the same vehicle.
Oon Na Na, 32, claimed that she had sold her Mazda RX8 to a man, known only as Kan, for RM120,000 in 2010.
However, a check with the bank recently showed that the car is still registered under her name and she had not serviced her car loan for the past 20 months amounting to more than RM40,000 in default.
To her surprise, the number plate for the car had also been changed from PHM35 to PKF6759.
“When I called up the man (Kan), he refused to pick up the call.
“I’ve lodged three police reports and have been to the Road Transport Department at least five times.
“But it seems there is no progress in my case. I just want to clear my name in this matter,” she said.
“I feel cheated,” she said during a press conference organised by Penang MCA Public Services and Complaints Bureau deputy chief Lim Thoon Deong at the state MCA headquarters yesterday.
Oon bought the car for RM153,000 in 2008. Her ordeal began when she failed to service her loan for three months in 2010 due to financial difficulties.
Kan then approached her and agreed to help her to settle the default payment.
“I owed about RM4,510 and Kan gave me RM5,000 to settle it.
“A month later, he asked me to pay him RM500 monthly as repayment for the debt,” she said.
“I paid him four times before he persuaded me to sell off the car for RM120,000 in November, 2010. He told me he had found me a buyer,” she said.
Oon claimed she thought everything was over when she signed several documents, including the transfer of ownership prepared by Kan.
It was on June 12 this year that she suspected something was amiss when she received an outstanding traffic summons for spee-ding.
“The number plate is PKF6759. I do not own such a car.
“Two days later, I saw a Mazda, which was similar to mine and bearing the same number plate, parked near a car wash centre in Transfer Road,” said Oon.
“I was told it belonged to the centre’s owner Andy.
“He told me he bought the car for RM24,000. He also claimed he had been victimised in this case,” she said.
Lim said he would accompany Oon to the Patani Road police station to clear her name.
“Obviously, there is an element of cheating in this case.
“It looks fishy with many questions left unanswered.” he said.
I will speak to the police to see what we can do to help Oon,” he said.