Getting serious on cleanliness

(From left) Abu Bakar, State Executive Council Member Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon, Zambry, Nor Eni, and State Secretary Datuk Seri Abdul Puhat Mat Nayan during the cremoney to announce the appointment of Nor Eni as deputy State Secretary of Development and State Economic Planning Unit director.

THOSE responsible for toilets in public spaces are being warned to clean up their act by Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir.

He has issued a “final warning” to those responsible to ensure that their toilets are clean.

“Be they toilets that are under the management of local councils or in eateries, all these toilets need to be clean. Those responsible for the toilets need to check every hour to ensure they are not smelly,” he told journalists after chairing the State Executive Council meeting last Wednesday.

“I had previously issued instructions but it seems that this was not taken seriously,” he said.

“Necessary steps must be taken. I mean business,” he added.

Zambry said he and State Secretary Datuk Seri Abdul Puhat Mat Nayan will be conducting random checks at these toilets starting from today.

“Just recently, I visited a toilet at a recently opened train station and was shocked to find that it was not cleaned up.

“Mind you, the train station was also visited by the Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister,” he said.

“Action will be taken against those who do not comply,” he warned all parties providing amenities to the public.

“The cleanliness of the toilet reflects one’s character,” he added.

On an unrelated matter, Zambry also announced the appointment of Nor Eni Ismail, 46, as the new deputy State Secretary of Development and State Economic Planning Unit director, replacing Datuk Abu Bakar Said.

The mother of three last served as the assistant budgets director at the Ministry of Finance.

Abu Bakar, who was the State Economic Planning Unit director for eight years, has been promoted to assist Abdul Puhat.

Zambry said the minor reshuffle is aimed at improving the efficiency in the administration of the state.

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