Addict just won’t leave ex-lover alone
By LOSHANA K. SHAGAR
KUALA LUMPUR: A 29-year-old woman found that her ordeal was far from over after she had ended her seven-year abusive relationship with her boyfriend, a drug addict.
The Klang-based sales executive, who wanted to be known as Hoe, said her jilted lover Ng was now harassing her and her sisters via telephone calls, SMS and also the Internet.
She had ended her relationship with the man last October.
“My sisters and I receive about 50 to 70 calls and text messages from him every day. He also posted derogatory statements about me on Facebook and on a blog,” she said at a press conference organised by the MCA Public Services and Complaints Department yesterday.
Hoe, who had met Ng in 2006 through mutual friends, said he had treated her well until she discovered his habit three years ago.
“I had tried to break up with him then itself as he verbally abused me whenever he was high on drugs. Once, he even tried to strangle me,” said Hoe, adding that Ng had ignored her pleas to break his addiction.
Hoe said she feared that Ng might go beyond what he was doing currently and hurt her and her family if she did not do something.
“Recently, he even came to my office and tried to drag me out. I fell on the steps and hurt my leg.
“Fortunately, my bosses were sympathetic to my situation, and had advised me to be careful,” she said, adding that she had lodged two police reports over the matter.
Department head Datuk Michael Chong said they would work with the police to help Hoe.
“Last year, I had 14 cases of harassment, and some of the victims had their homes and cars vandalised,” he added.
Chong also said that women in abusive relationships should not remain silent and endure their situation, but instead, must speak up.