T’ganu unisex hair salons to face up to RM1,000 fine, revoked licenses
This includes those run by non-Muslims, says state exco Alias Razak
(The Vibes) – Terengganu is doubling down on its ban against unisex hair salons in the state, with operators breaching the gender-segregating licensing law now set to face a fine between RM500 and RM1,000.
The state housing and local government committee chairman warned that besides the fine, errant business operators could also have their licences revoked.
“The hair salons or barbershops, be it run by Muslims or non-Muslims, are not allowed to provide haircut services to men and women on the same premises,” he was quoted as saying by Sin Chew Daily.
He also said that such businesses run by non-Muslims are not exempted from the law, saying: “If we allow non-Muslim female hairdressers to provide haircuts for male customers, Muslim men may visit the shop.”
Terengganu is one of the four state governments under PAS leadership. The other states held by the party are Kelantan, Kedah, and Perlis.