- Duangduen, a Thai woman, called on local media for help after she was smacked with a durian and left with a bloody face by a debt collector in Lamphun province, Thailand.
- She admitted to borrowing about 20,000 baht (approximately $545.44) from a money lender last year to open a shop with her friend. Due to financial struggles, she said her interest repayment turned into 700,000 baht (approximately $19,090.51).
- The loan shark reportedly sold the arrears to debt collectors who then threatened Duangduen and her friend and raided their houses.
- The debt-ridden woman has since contacted an official government department that deals with debt management for help, but Duangduen said she is still being threatened by the debt collector.
A woman was left with a bloody face after she was smacked with a durian by a debt collector in Lamphun province, Thailand.
The Thai woman, identified as Duangduen, parked her motorbike in front of the Chang Rong Temple in the Nai Mueng subdistrict to answer a phone call when she was allegedly slapped in the face with a spiky durian peel on July 17 by a woman she said was her debt collector.
‘I have nothing left to live for’: Evergrande meeting descends into chaos as investor pulls knife and threatens to kill herself
A compilation video that shows desperate investors confronting Evergrande staff amid the company’s financial issues has gone viral on Chinese social media platform Weibo.
The confrontation: The 10-minute-long video was published on Sept. 29 to Weibo by local news site Xing Tai Shen Bian Shi, who did not specify when and where the videos were taken, according to Insider.
Wang Sicong, the only son of Wanda Group founder Wang Jianlin, has landed on the country’s list of debtors this week.
A Beijing court announced that the Prometheus Capital chairman owes at least 150 million yuan, equivalent to at least $21.5 million, according to a notice published in the official website of the Chinese Supreme Court.
An elderly woman suddenly decided to walk 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) in the rain to pay a debt she owed to someone roughly 50 years ago.
Sun Xingbao, a 98-year-old elderly woman from Zhejiang province in eastern China, recalled last month that she owed carpenter Zhang Falin money 50 years ago, from when she hired him to make furniture after her son got married.
A controversial new app in one Chinese province is making headlines for its unusual function: the ability to spot people who are in debt within its user’s vicinity.
The application, called the “map of deadbeat debtors,” was developed by Chinese officials in Hebei province, state-run media outlet China Daily reports.
Japanese Princess Mako and her fiancé, Kei Komuro, set their wedding for November 2018, but the groom-to-be’s financial woes forced the wedding to be postponed.
The pair made global headlines in 2017 when it was revealed that Mako, the granddaughter of Japan’s Emperor Akihito, was ready to give up her royal title to marry a “commoner” she met at a restaurant.
Etta Ng, Jackie Chan’s estranged daughter, and her wife, Andi Autumn, allegedly only handed over 20 Hong Kong dollars ($2.56) to the hostel they stayed at in Hong Kong after returning from Canada.
Ng, who married the 31-year-old social media influencer last month in Canada, racked up a bill of 2,250 Hong Kong dollars ($287) during their five-night stay at Mong Kok hostel in Hong Kong, according to Apple Daily via The Straits Times.
A nine-year-old boy in southern China has been collecting recyclables since Golden Week to pay off the 2,000 yuan ($290) that he had stolen from his grandmother.
It was discovered that for two weeks, Hanghang quietly used his grandmother’s WeChat Pay account for mobile game in-app purchases.
Just like any other celebrities in Hollywood, Constance Wu was also knee deep in debt before she landed her major roles, particularly in ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” and the novel-to-film adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s “Crazy Rich Asians.”
A former beauty queen from Hong Kong reportedly used her pageant crown as collateral for a loan, and she now faces a lawsuit over the debt which has remained unpaid.
Miss Hong Kong 1995 Winnie Yeung (Yeung Yuen-yee), along with her husband, Wong Shuai-fun, secured a loan amounting to 2.4 million Hong Kong dollars ($306,000) from Trinity Aim Capital Limited three years ago.
While it was earlier announced that China’s social credit system will be fully implemented in 2020, it has already been penalizing citizens with travel bans, state-run media has revealed.
President’s Xi Jinping’s controversial policy has reportedly prevented people from taking 11.14 million flights and 4.25 million high-speed train trips as of April 30, according to government-run outlet Global Times. The report, however, did not explain the reason for the huge number of barred trips — nor did it specify which violations the penalized citizens have committed. The policy, which is often compared to the terrifying “Black Mirror” episode “Nosedive” about a dystopian future, contains a collection of blacklists based on a variety of violations that the government has deemed worthy of penalties.