MIRI (June 13): A good impression of toilet sanitation and hygiene in public places is key to portraying Miri’s image as a resort town, Transport Minister Dato Sri Lee Kim Shin said.
The Senadin Assemblyman made that call to all cafe owners here when he officiated at the Miri Cafe Association Dinner and Gathering yesterday.
“It is high time that all cafes and other public places address this issue. When I was Deputy Minister of Tourism, I received many complaints from travelers and visitors complaining about dirty restrooms in restaurants they visited, thus indirectly creating a bad impression of the city and its people,” did he declare.
“Keeping clean is important, not only because of hygiene and health issues, but as Miri is a resort town that welcomes national and international visitors, these public places are the representation of the image of the city.”
Lee also talked about global inflation which has caused concern among people, saying he is optimistic that things will gradually ease once the global economic recovery gains momentum.
“It’s a global problem and every other country in the world is dealing with it. With the reopening of international borders, it is hoped that once the economy stabilizes things will become manageable again,” he said.
The meeting concluded with the presentation of educational incentives to the children of the members of the association.
Also in attendance were the Mayor of Pujut, Adam Yii, the Chairman of the Malaysian General Association of Cafe Owners in Singapore, Wong Teu Hoon, and the Chairman of the Miri Cafe Association, Lau Tin Sing.