MIRI: The toilets in most eateries here have a lot of catching up to do in terms of cleanliness.
Mayor Lawrence Lai told reporters that out of 350 registered coffeeshops, only 10% were graded ‘A’.
Grading is based on the overall cleanliness of the eateries, including the toilet.
A check confirmed that most of the popular eateries in the city, in the Pelita Commercial area, Saberkas area and Emart area had Grade B and the toilets were not up to expectation.
Lai said his team was looking at ways to arrest the situation.
“We will announce it once everything is finalised,” he said, hinting also that tables could be allowed on five-foot ways for a fee.
If an eatery can maintain its Grade A status, certain number of tables on the five-foot way would have the fee waived.
“This is not confirmed yet. Just at the proposal stage and subject to Full Council approval.”
“It is my hope to see at least 50% of coffeeshops in Miri getting Grade A,” he added.