IPOH – Keeping public toilets clean including at mosques and surau in the state should not solely rest with the local authorities, but is the responsibility of all parties, especially the local communities.
Perak Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir said as these toilets were for public use, they should not damage or dirty these toilets as this would paint a bad picture, especially if maintained at places of worship.
“I wish to stress that it is the state government’s policy to pay serious attention to public toilet cleanliness and I don’t want to hear excuses if the public toilets are found to be dirty.
“In some foreign countries, their public toilets are well maintained and kept clean as they are aware of the importance of the effort being a joint responsibility of all parties concerned.”
He said this to reporters after opening the state-level Hamman Seminar 2017 themed, “Revolutionising Mentality On Public Toilets’, organised by Institut Darul Ridzuan and the Perak State Religious Department, here, today.
Zambry said he frequently went to the ground to make surprise checks on public toilets to ensure their cleanliness was at a satisfactory level.
“If the public toilets are found to be dirty, I want the parties managing them in the district concerned to solve the problem with full responsibility,” he said.
In this regard, he called on the public to report to him, the state assemblyman concerned or the nearest local authority on dirty public toilets.
He also hoped that people in the state would not keep the public toilets clean only at certain times, but to make it as part of a healthy lifestyle instead. – BERNAMA