Malaysiakini - KB hairdresser in trouble for styling man's hair
A female hairdresser of a salon in Kota Bharu has been summoned by the municipal council for cutting a male customer's hair.
Kota Bharu municipal council secretary Mohd Anis Hussein explained that unisex service is banned in the town's hair salons.
According to a Sin Chew Daily report, the incident happened to Ong Lee Ting, a hairdresser with E-Life hair salon located in the KB Mall shopping complex.
Ong reportedly said that while she was working on the hair of a male customer at around 9 pm on Tuesday night, a municipal council enforcer in plain clothes suddenly appeared and issued her a summons for cutting the hair of a member of the opposite sex.
She claimed that her brother, also a hairdresser, was also banned from serving female customers, significantly reducing his commission. To make ends meet, he was forced to leave Kota Bharu two months ago to work in Johor.
"This is a shopping mall. The monthly rental is more than RM10,000. The operating cost is very high. The lady boss chose to open the salon here because of its crowd.
"In addition, our salon setting is very open, (outsiders) can see us cutting or dying hair for customers. It is impossible for anything unhealthy to happen here," she was quoted as saying.
Ong commented that Kelantan state government should not enforce Islamic rules on non-Muslims.
|PAS preferred barber for men
What says you PAS? What about your "guarantee" that hudud won't be applied to non-Muslism when such a simple non-hudud-ish situation like unisex hair dressing by non-Muslims (not Muslims) was pounced upon by your Islamic police?
The scorpion has stung AGAIN in mid-stream - 'tis the nature of an increasing arrogant (angkuh) creature.
|but definitely NOT this