Salon owners fume over ‘sexy poster’ warning
Too sexy?: A hair salon operator and her assistant showing two of the posters that they were asked to bring down from the front of their outlet in 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 little girls tied up nude their heads tutup aurat.
Ong said she was shocked when five officers turned up at her salon yesterday afternoon to caution her about it.
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. They merely show pictures of men and women in different hairstyles. What type of poster is deemed to be decent?
Ong said this was the first time she experienced council enforcement officers advising her on the matter. 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.
A check by The Star showed that some salon operators had closed shop temporarily in anticipation of the visit by the enforcement officers. 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.