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Don’t raise a stink and smear city’s good name
Posted on : 12 May 2022  Source of News: www.newsarawaktribune.com.my
 

MBKS Mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng handing over a certificate of appreciation to Tok Janggut Restaurant owner, Makshut (third from left) during the Kuching Clean Toilet Campaign certificate giving ceremony at the MBKS lobby, today. Photo: Ghazali Bujang

By Jacintha Jolene

Date:

May 11, 2022

KUCHING: Local authorities do not want public toilets in eateries to raise a stink and smear Kuching’s reputation as a City of Gastronomy.

Hence the Kuching City South Council (MBKS) is bent on tackling the issue of toilet hygiene especially at food premises though the Kuching Clean Toilet Campaign.

“A really bad and dirty toilet in an eatery can really ruin the city’s gastronomy reputation and diminish even the taste palate and appetite,” warned Mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng.

“So, whether it is a normal coffee shop, cafe or restaurant, always ensure that your toilet is safe, in good working condition, pristine and have proper cleaning tools,” he said when officiating at the Clean Toilet Campaign – Certificate Giving Ceremony at MBKS Lobby, today.

He also stated that cleanliness is closely related to health, comfort, beauty and pride of the people of a city and a dirty city reflects the state of mind and attitude of its people towards hygiene and cleanliness.

“Therefore, my hope is that every individual would start a culture to remind close friends, relatives, nearest neighbours or anyone who is close to us of the importance of playing a role in making and maintaining the cleanliness of Kuching city.

“Not only in your own home but also in the walkways, parks, streets and also in the public toilets,” Wee added.

In this regard, Wee explained the objective of the implementation of the clean toilet campaign is to encourage food premise operators to upgrade the existing toilets in their premises to be cleaner, user-friendly and modern.

“The awareness campaign is also a platform to educate consumers, especially the general public about the importance of ethics and hygiene in using the public toilets, in addition to stimulating innovative toilet designs including specifications, installation and maintenance.