Barbers hard hit by closure, says association


Compiled by SIRA HABIBU, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN

BARBERS are experiencing a loss of income unlike anything since the May 1969 riots, reported Malaysia Nanban.

Malaysian Indian Hair Dressing Saloon Owners Association (Mindas) adviser Dr T. Mathirasan said even during the riots, the situation returned to normal after a one-week curfew.

He said with the Covid-19 movement control order, Mindas members were severely affected as they had been deemed non-essential and must remain closed.

Mindas president Dr V. Mahendran said while the Bantuan Prihatin Nasional was a welcome assistance, many barbershop owners were not eligible and as many of the workers were migrants, they would not receive any financial aid.

There are about 2,000 Mindas members.

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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