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Kota Baru Pharmacy Faces Fine Over Poster Of ‘Uncovered’ Model

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KOTA BARU: Another controversy has emerged after a pharmacy here was fined for displaying a poster showing a female model who was not wearing a head scarf and covering her aurat.

According to one of its employees, who declined to be named, Municipal Council enforcement officers came to the pharmacy at Aeon Mall on Jul 26 and issued a summons to the management for displaying the poster.

“I was told the manager has to pay RM150 for the offence,” said the employee, adding that the poster was only put up recently.

Council president Zamri Ismail, when contacted, confirmed that a summons had been issued against the pharmacy and that the council was very serious in getting traders to adhere to strict codes concerning posters.

“I cannot understand why traders cannot comply with the conditions stipulated on their business and premise permits.

“We will continue to monitor the situation and will not compromise with those who flout these by-laws, ” he said.


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