Poor sanitation spoiling good infrastructure


  • Letters
  • Friday, 07 Nov 2003

MY HUSBAND and I returned to Malaysia for a three-week holiday after an absence of five years.  

Our friends took us on a guided tour in and around Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya and we were very impressed with the ultra-modern architecture of the buildings.  

We managed to get tickets to go up the KL Tower and admire the Kuala Lumpur skyline.  

One issue that lets the country down severely is the public toilet system, whether in shopping malls or rest areas along the highway. 

The stench on approaching public toilets and, worst still, having to wait in a queue, are enough to make one wretched.  

There have been occasions where I drank sparingly to avoid using public toilets. Why are the toilets constantly wet and smell so disgusting? 

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has achieved great things for the country and put Malaysia on the global map. 

Thanks to him we have a first-class infrastructure in terms of the tallest building in the world (up until recently), the longest bridge and the best new airport in South-East Asia.  

However, we cannot strive to be a model nation if we fail in the basic function of using a toilet. Perhaps our new Prime Minister should appoint a Public Utilities Task Force to improve the sanitation system before attempting to continue the legacy embedded by Dr Mahathir.  

STILL PROUD TO BE A MALAYSIAN, Reading, England. (via e-mail)  

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