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CJ mobilises KL judges to clean court toilets

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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum is mobilising judges and staffers of the Kuala Lumpur courts to do a "gotong-royong" (mass volunteering) tomorrow to clean up the complex, including its toilets.

The Star reported that judges had already been forced to clean their own toilets for several weeks, because janitors had gone on strike.

The cleaners had reportedly not been paid since Ramadan, despite the contractor having already been paid by the government to provide janitorial services until the end of the year.

“In my court, my staff have been cleaning the courtroom, the corridors for weeks.

"I have been washing my (own) washroom. Imagine me cleaning my toilet here when I haven't had to do it since years ago at home," an unnamed High Court judge was quoted as saying.

The judge said she planned to pay her personal maid extra to take part in tomorrow's gotong royong.

“We have tonnes of documents, papers to go through. A dirty court to clean. Am feeling like I am in a chicken coop,” she added.

An unnamed lawyer, meanwhile, said male toilets were not working and that the stench "attacks the senses way before the sight of it does."
 

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