08:50:10 am on May 14, 2007 |
Najib: Time for toilet revolution
PETALING JAYA: It is time for a “toilet revolution” to take place in Malaysia, where having clean, comfortable and beautiful toilets is the way of life for all.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said having a clean toilet culture did not only reflect the people’s civilisation and quality of life, but also went hand-in-hand with developing the tourism industry.
“The condition of our toilets can also be used to measure our socio-economic and education levels and it is also associated with good health and manners, upbringing, housekeeping and high level of civilisation.
“We need an effort, a national effort, if we are to change the culture and attitude of the people with regards to having clean toilets,” Najib said, adding that the “toilet revolution” had already started in other Asian countries.
He told this to reporters at the launching of the National Toilet Forum & Expo 2006 here on Thursday.