Clean toilets may become part of restaurant licensing rule

SEPANG, 17 June 2017: 

The Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Ministry is studying a proposal for the local authorities to make the cleanliness of toilets a requirement for restaurants to renew their licences, said its secretary-general Datuk Mohammad Mentek.

He said it was proposed that restaurants must have four-star toilets before their licences could be renewed – as part of the initiatives to improve the cleanliness of public toilets under the local authorities.

“However, it is still at the proposal stage and no decision has been made so far,” he said at the opening ceremony of the new concept toilets at KL International Airport yesterday.

Among the new features at KLIA are baby-changing facilities in men’s toilets, mirrors with lights and individual hand dryers.

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said for the first phase, 131 out of the total 225 toilets in KLIA had been upgraded.

The total cost for upgrading works is RM30 million and expected to be completed in December 2019, he added.

On passenger traffic between January and May this year, Badlisham said the number had increased 25.9% to 12 million compared to the same period last year.

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