Singapore intensifies campaign against people "using elevators as toilets"; Town council mulls publishing photos of offenders if filthy prac

Agence France-Presse (AFP), via InterAksyon.com, reports that "elevators in Singapore public-housing blocks are still sometimes being used as toilets, infuriating residents despite a long government campaign to eradicate the dirty habit."

Agence France-Presse (AFP), via InterAksyon.com, reports that "elevators in Singapore public-housing blocks are still sometimes being used as toilets, infuriating residents despite a long government campaign to eradicate the dirty habit." The report revealed: "A suburban town council has put up notices showing a bare-bottomed woman apparently urinating in a lift and a man smoking in another. The incriminating images were captured by closed-circuit cameras and published blurred as a warning."

 

The report noted that according to the Tampines Town Council, "if similar ’anti-social’ acts continue, it will publish clear pictures of offenders and submit them as evidence for prosecution under the Environmental Public Health Act."

 

The report further explained: "Singapore is obsessed with cleanliness and wages regular campaigns to promote social graces, with sales of chewing gum banned and recalcitrant litterbugs shamed by being made to pick up trash in public. But before mass public housing was launched in the 1960s, many Singaporeans lived in slums without indoor plumbing and carried unsanitary habits with them after moving to high-rise apartment blocks."

 

For more on this story, read the AFP article posted on InterAksyon.com.

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