KUCHING (Nov 30): Several blind masseurs here are hoping to resume working soon as the directive by the state government to close reflexology centres statewide has affected their income and livelihood.
Leeyendi Jisen Abdullah who owns a massage centre in Batu Kawah, said he was greatly affected by the directive as he still needs to settle the rental for his premises and also to provide for his family.
His comments was echoed by a fellow blind masseur Saee Mat who is unable to return to work at Borneo Blind Massage Centre, as working as a masseur there is his only source of income.
“We (blind masseurs) are only dependent on this work and now we are jobless and not having any income due to the closure.
“To be honest, I feel stressed for not being able to work because I have to pay my rent, supporting my family and providing for my schooling children,” he said when contacted today