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Friday, 19 May 2017

Slide video rubs wrong way

Rizuwan speaking at the press conference while pointing at the video of a man, recognised as a local NGO member, making fun of the design of the slide at the MBPP Miami Beach public toilet.

Rizuwan speaking at the press conference while pointing at the video of a man, recognised as a local NGO member, making fun of the design of the slide at the MBPP Miami Beach public toilet.

The toilet features a wide ramp sloping from the roof level to the ground.

In the video, a man demonstrated how he could not slide down.

But MBPP Building Department chief architect Rizuwan Salleh said the slide was built for children.

“It might not be suitable for adults, especially those on the heftier side.

The outside of the Miami Beach Penang Island City Council Public Toilet, Batu Ferringhi, starpic by GOH GAIK LEE/The Star/ 17 May 2017
A front view of the Miami Beach toilet in Batu Ferringhi.

“It is just a fun activity for children to enjoy when going to the public toilet,” he said at a press conference in Komtar on Wednesday.

Rizuwan said the Miami Beach public toilet, which costs RM1mil, had been open to the public since January 2016.

“It has a baby room, a separate toilet for the disabled, separate surau for men and women, lockers, shower rooms and a bicycle dock with benches.

“The slide was just added for children to have some fun.

A viral video of a man recognised Persatuan Mukabuku Pulau Pinang secretary Muhsin Latheef making fun of the slide at the MBPP Miami Beach public toilet during a press conference held at Komtar, during p/c at Komtar. // CHARLES MARIASOOSAY/ The Star/17/May 2017.
A closeup of the man showing him getting stuck on the slide and uttering a remark against the chief minister.

“We don’t know the man’s motives in the video, but calling Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng crazy is a serious matter,” Rizuwan said.

He pointed out that Lim did not have a hand in the design of the slide.

After getting stuck on the slide, the man in the video blurted the remark about Lim.

Mei: The entrance to the slide was narrowed to stop big-sized people from using it
Mei: The entrance to the slide was narrowed to stop big-sized people from using it

ZZM Architects founder Mei Chee Seong, who designed the building, said he tried the slide and could use it smoothly.

“If the slide was not functioning well, we would have received complaints by now.

“We are open to constructive criticisms.

“The entrance to the slide was narrowed to stop big-sized people from using it,” he said.

Tags / Keywords: Northern Region , Family Community , Miami , Beach , Public Toilet , Penang

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