KUCHING (Dec 4): Reflexology centers and massage parlours are facing the burden of having to bear the heavy cost of sending home their foreign employees if the reopening of their business is further delayed.
“So far, many practitioners’ employees, including foreign masseurs, will have their work visas expire soon,” said Kuching Health Merchants Association, Kuching Traditional Medical Association, Traditional Herbal Medicine and Chinese Medicine Practitioners Association and Mazhong Tai Chinese Medicine Practitioners Association in a joint statement.
“They (employees) have no money to return to their home country, and risk overstaying their visas. In the current situation, the cost of returning foreign masseurs to China is about RM10,000, which many owners cannot afford,” they added.
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