Tuesday , February 27 2024

Salon owner in Malaysia fined for charging tourist $25 for haircut


A barbershop owner who went viral on social media for charging a foreign tourist RM120 (US$25) for a haircut in Kuala Lumpur has been fined RM5,000.

Nurul Jannah Abdullah, 52, will face a jail term of six months if she fails to pay the fine, The Star reported.

The hair salon owner admitted to her crime for failing to display the price list for hair styling services offered in her salon at Jalan Bukit Bintang on April 11.

In April, a viral video on TikTok showed a tourist from the U.K. having an argument with the barber after being charged RM120 for a haircut.

The tourist said the service there was too expensive and unreasonable as locals later told them that the haircut should have cost RM50 at most.

The video has garnered over 700,000 views, with many criticizing exorbitant service prices in Malaysia, promoting authorities to launch an investigation.

The incident affected the country’s tourism sector, and it went viral on social media gaining the public’s attention, according to reports.

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