MBKS proposes discounts on renewal of entertainment, reflexology licence fees

A screenshot showing Wee from his Facebook live session and the discussion he had with Dr Sim (inset) on the renewal of entertainment and reflexology licence fees.

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Nov 28: The Kuching South City Council (MBKS) is proposing to provide licence fees discounts for the renewal of entertainment outlets and reflexology centres under its jurisdiction.

MBKS mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng said the proposal had been submitted to the Minister for Local Government and Housing Datuk Seri Dr. Sim Kui Hian for consideration during a meeting with the minister last week.

“I have also request the minister if possible to provide some discounts and we are now discussing on the (quantum of) discounts.

“After the discussion, we will see how we will go from there,” he said during his weekly live Facebook session with the citizens today.” he said.

Wee explained that those who operates entertainment outlets and reflexology centres were required to renew their licences one month prior to their expiry which is on next Monday (November 30).

He said however the renewal of entertainment and reflexology licences is now extended to December 31.

He added that those who did not renew their licences on time will be subject to a penalty of RM1,000.

On another note, Wee said entertainment outlets such as spa, wellness and reflexology centres will be categorised into one group and be subjected to different grading from next year. The details of the grading will be announced in due course.

On the timeline for entertainment outlets such as the reflexology centres to resume operations, Wee said it is subject to the decision by the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) and the standard operating procedures outlined for the prevention and control of the Covid-19.

Entertainment outlets such as reflexology centres, karaoke, pubs and bistros were currently not permitted to operate until further notice under the SOPs for the prevention of Covid-19 in the community. — DayakDaily