Operating a barber shop illegally
Published on: Saturday, August 08, 2020
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 (Monday, Oct 15, 1962)

Sat. — A Chinese barber of Tamparuli was yesterday convicted and fined $50 by the magistrate Mr I. R. Greene for carrying on business in a shop without a licence. 

The accused was Wong Yap Kong who was formerly a barber in Tuaran. 

Prosecuting, Mr Francis Linggam, the Town Board Inspector, told the court that on 9th October this year the accused was found cutting hair in shop No 16, Tamparuli without written permission from the Tuaran District Council, and that the accused had been repeatedly warned not to carry on cutting hair in the premises, but he did not take notice of the warning by the Tuaran District Council. 

The accused claimed trial and told the court that he was not cutting hair for money, but cutting his friend’s hair for nothing. 

In passing the sentence, the Magistrate said: “I am satisfied that the accused was seen cutting hair in an unlicenced shop. He says he was cutting his friend’s hair for nothing. This, I do not believe. I am satisfied that he was cutting hair for profit and I convict him”. 

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