IT’S really a hair-raising issue. And by that I mean shocking rather than spine-chilling. I am sure few Malaysians could even imagine that we would come to this – hair salons in Kota Baru being ordered to remove posters of female models with uncovered hair.
KOTA BARU: 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). 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”.
PAS Supporters Congress chairman Hu Pang Chaw has criticised the Kota Baru Municipal Council for telling hair salon operators to remove so-called “sexy posters” from their shops.“As far as I am concerned, a by-law was passed 13 years ago requiring all Malay models to wear headscarves in advertisements. So, it does not apply to non-Muslims,” he said.