KOTA KINABALU: Kota Kinabalu City Hall will investigate incidents of tourists letting their children pee and defecate at public spaces inside and outside malls, following Facebook posts shared by social media users.
On Sunday (July 7), two different postings were circulated on social media which went viral over the incidents, where the culprits were believed to be tourists as they did not adhere to the norm of going into a public toilet.
The first was a lady holding a child to pee over a dustbin located next to an escalator, believed to be inside Imago mall.
The Facebook user, who uploaded the picture, warned the public when touching the top of dustbins after witnessing the misconduct.
“Need no further details from me, picture speaks a thousand words,” said Bonnie Wong, who was so stunned that she did not think about confronting them.
She added that she did not see any security guard present at the time to raise the issue.
The second post was in the form of a three-second video was shared by Facebook user "Sabah Kota Kinabalu", where a man and a woman were seen assisting a child to defecate near a motorcycle parking area, suspected to be just outside the Centre Point shopping mall building.
Kota Kinabalu City Hall mayor Datuk Nordin Siman, when contacted, said they have not received any reports yet on the matter, but will follow up with investigations.
“We will check the close-circuit television (CCTV) recordings from Imago and Centre Point malls,” he said in a text reply on Monday (July 8).