Clip or gyp: Ministry probing tourist's alleged RM120 haircut

KUALA LUMPUR: The Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry will look into a tourist’s allegation that he was charged RM120 for a haircut in a barber shop around Bukit Bintang here.

Its minister Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub (pic) said if the allegation turned out to be true, stern action would be taken against the barber for violating the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011.

"We are continuously advising all traders to abide (by the law) and ensure that services provided to Malaysians or foreigners must be reasonable, and not to overcharge or take the opportunity to make excessive profits,” he told reporters here on Tuesday (April 11).

The incident went viral after a couple from England uploaded a 2min, 15sec TikTok video showing them engaged in a dispute with a barber after being charged RM120 for a haircut.

On Mydin hypermarket managing director Datuk Ameer Ali Mydin reprimanding Menu Rahmah initiative traders over their mentality of asking the government for subsidies, Salahuddin said the government will continue the study on providing incentives to them after Aidilfitri.

"Let us conduct the study first. We need accurate data and facts before making any suggestions to the government,” he added,

Earlier, Salahuddin handed over 50 Bakul Rahmah food kits donated by Grab Malaysia to ehailing drivers and food delivery riders. – Bernama

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