By Rosli Mansor
The issue of public toilets, especially in places where visitors are concentrated, is definitely something that should be given attention. This is because if the condition of the toilet is not perfect, it can give a bad impression on an area even if it has other interesting attractions.
Based on that factor, the Manjung Municipal Council (MPM) took over the management of the Teluk Batik Public Toilet which was previously managed by the private sector.
Pangkor State Assembly member Norhaslinda Zakaria said the MPM’s move was a good decision to ensure that the public facility was maintained.
According to him, the issue of public toilets is not just a hygiene issue but it involves health aspects and should be given attention.
“Teluk Batik is one of the popular tourist hotspots in Lumut, especially during weekends and public holidays.
“So it is very important that public toilets in this area are maintained and provided with good facilities for the use of visitors,” she said.
Norhaslinda had previously conducted a follow-up survey of complaints about Teluk Batik Public Toilets with MPM officials.
It is understood that MPM has just taken over this public toilet last November.
There are many issues such as damaged pipelines, holes blocked by sand and many other facilities that need to be repaired.
Norhaslinda explained that these repair works will take some time to fully complete.
“Thank you to the MPM for still trying to open public toilets for the use of people who come on holiday in Teluk Batik.
“If there are no additional problems, this January there will be changes in Teluk Batik Public Toilets,” she said.