Kelantan Salons Ordered To Remove Posters of 'Sexy' Hair Models

Kota Baru Municipal Council recently entered several hair salons in Kelantan and cautioned them to remove posters featuring hair models who did not cover their head.

  • Hair Salon operators in Kelatan were ordered to remove posters of hair models who did not cover their heads

      • Hair Salon operators in Kelatan were ordered to remove posters of hair models who did not cover their heads
  • Kota Bharu Municipal Council gave verbal warnings to salon operators to take down the "sexy" posters

    • Hair salon operators here are fuming following verbal warnings from the Kota Baru Municipal Council to remove posters featuring models who did not cover their heads (tutup aurat).

      thestar.com.my
    • One salon operator, who only wanted to be known as Ong, said they had been told by enforcement officers that the posters placed in front of their salons were deemed "too sexy".

      straitstimes.com
    • According to China Press, the officers took photographs of the salons before they left. It also quoted a salon operator as saying that he had been told that the posters should not be placed on the glass window or doors facing the road.

      thestar.com.my
  • A hair salon operator says she was shocked when five officers entered her salon and advised her to remove it

    • Ong said she was shocked when five officers turned up at her salon yesterday afternoon to caution her about it.

      thestar.com.my
    • "However, they did not force us to bring down the posters. All I did was hear them out. But I could not understand why they wanted to do so. It is not stated in our permits.

      straitstimes.com
    • “I do not intend to take down the posters. They merely show pictures of men and women in different hairstyles. What type of poster is deemed to be decent? They could be wasting their time. Surely salon operators would be allowed to display posters such as these,” she said.

      thestar.com.my
    • The salon operator who had been in the business for 30 years said this was the second time in the past three years that he had been told to remove the posters.

      thestar.com.my
  • MCA says this strict enforcement will stifle the creativity of hairstylists

      • MCA says this strict enforcement will stifle the creativity of hairstylists
    • MCA has taken the Kota Baru Municipal Council (MPKB) to task, saying it will stifle creativity of hairstylists if it persists in enforcement measures to prevent hair salons from featuring posters of models without covered heads (tutup aurat).

      malaysiakini.com
    • It is common knowledge that hair salons provide their clients with a variety of services. Models featured on the posters are merely for publicity. Hair salons mount various posters with the expectation to attract more customers of all ages irrespective of gender.

      mca.org.my
    • “How else can hairstylists advertise their skills and services offered if they are denied the opportunity to feature models with different hair styles?

      malaysiakini.com
    • “Not only is the MPKB imposing their version of PAS religious enactments on non-Muslims, MPKB is stagnating creativity and innovation among hairstylists,” MCA deputy publicity chief Loh Seng Kok said in a statement today.

      mca.org.my
  • MCA Secretary General Dato’ Seri Kong Cho Ha says DAP should strongly protest PAS' ultra-conservative policies

    • I disagree with the instruction by the Kelantan government to hair salon operators remove posters with models featuring different hairstyles as they were deemed to be “sexy.”

      mca.org.my
    • “Why are other Pakatan partners like DAP impartial on this and have not uttered any sound of protest despite the unjust policy by PAS against non-Muslim hair salon owners?” questioned Kong. If the PAS government is supposed to be people-oriented, then such incidents will not occur so regularly, he added.

      themalaysiantimes.com.my
    • The “lecture” by the law enforcement personnel is unacceptable. I urge DAP to strongly protest and confront the absurdity imposed by PAS’ policy to ensure that such incidents will not repeat in future.

      mca.org.my
  • The Star says some salon have closed shop in anticipation of the enforcement officers

    • A check by The Star showed that some salon operators had closed shop temporarily in anticipation of the visit by the enforcement officers.

      thestar.com.my
  • State Local Government, Housing, Health and Environment committee chairman could not comment yet

    • State Local Government, Housing, Health and Environment committee chairman Datuk Abdul Fattah Mahmood, when contacted, said that he was in a mosque and could not comment yet.

      thestar.com.my
  • Have something to say about this? Facebook or Tweet us!

    • Get all latest news here on SAYS (@SAYSdotMY). Tweet us and let us know what's happening around you! We'll feature it on SAYS.

      twitter.com
    • SAYS is Malaysia's social news network. Find today's must-share stories, news and videos everyday, produce and brought to you by Malaysian social media users!

      facebook.com