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MPT orders coronation swimming pool operator to improve cleanliness

Last Update: 01/08/2019

TAIPING, July 31  (Bernama) -- The Taiping Municipal Council (MPT) has ordered the operator of the Coronation Swimming Pool in Bukit Larut to carry out repair and cleaning work to improve the quality of the water.

MPT Licensing and Enforcement Division Chief Roslee Ahmad Rafiei said the move was to ensure the visitors are comfortable and do not face any problems when using the swimming pool and its facilities.

“The pool operator has also been asked to ensure food sold in the area was still safe for consumption and to also monitor the toilet’s cleanliness,” he said when contacted by Bernama today.

He was responding to a Facebook user’s frustration after finding the pool’s water was dirty and covered with moss, toilets were unhygienic, and food items sold were expired.

It is learnt that about 100 visitors visit the swimming pool daily with an entry fee of RM3 per person.

Meanwhile, the operator’s spokesman, who wished to remain anonymous, denied the allegation, saying that the frustration was probably due to the fact that there was a heavy downpour on that particular day and visitors were not allowed to swim because it was not safe.

“When it rains, red muddy water from the nearby river flows into the pool and we need to close the pool to the public. When the Facebook posting was made, our workers were removing the moss from the pool and had to stop due to heavy rain,” he added.



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