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Ahad, Jun 23, 2024

Lodge a report to DBKK if you seen children bathing in the fountain at Jalan Gaya.

By Mary Chin

KOTA KINABALU: Api Api Assemblywoman Datuk Christina Liew has urged the public to report immediately to Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) if they encounter similar incidents of children cleaning themselves in the fountain pool at Jalan Gaya here.

“We believe they are migrant kids. We cannot tolerate such gross indecency on our streets in the heart of the city. It is going to tarnish our image as a tourist destination, especially so when 2020 is Visit Malaysia Year,” she said in a statement, Saturday.

Liew, who is also Deputy Chief Minister, was commenting on the image of a group of children, some of whom were naked, bathing in the fountain pool, caught on CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) on Saturday morning.

“The image has since gone viral. We checked with DBKK and from the
CCTV provided, one could view that the barefooted children were bathing in the pool for three minutes from 6.16am to 6.19am.

They then disappeared but the same group was later seen loitering
in another part of the city,” she said, adding that concerned citizens
shared some photos on social media.

Liew hoped the local authorities will ensure that such unpleasant incident will not happen again in any part of KK City.