Foreign tailors “seam” to take over

  • Nation
  • Monday, 29 Jul 2019


TAILORING and alteration of clothing has become monopolised by foreign workers, reported Berita Harian.

The trade is so lucrative that foreigners are able to earn between RM150 and RM200 a day, or up to RM5,000 a month, just from it.

This does not include other tailoring services, reported the Malay daily.

During festive periods or the beginning of school sessions, the demand for alteration will increase due to online shoppers needing this service to make their outfits fit better.

The trade, unpopular among Malaysians, is a chance for foreign workers to offer quick alterations for between RM1 and RM20.


> Actor Shaheizy Sam, 37, says he is unperturbed by fans who are repulsed by photos of his paunch, Kosmo! reported.

The Polis Evo 2 star said uploading shirtless photos of himself or his bulging tummy was no online gimmick.

“To those who are put off by the photos, I apologise, but I ask if you see my post and find it troubling, please quickly scroll up.

“I too have seen many things I find disgusting on Instagram but I scroll up,” he said.

Shaheizy said he was last involved in filming in February last year and had since focused on his business until a new movie role came along.

To those who “missed” his buff body, Shaheizy said he would soon get into shape as he was to act in Polis Evo 3.

“The shooting begins this October. The producers are also worried that I can’t manage to lose weight, but with the right diet and exercise, God willing, I will be able to do so,” he added.


The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.


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