KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian Judges have been cleaning their own toilets for several weeks now, as janitors have gone on strike after not being paid by the contractor.
Chief Justice Richard Malanjum, who inherited this problem, organised a mass volunteering session yesterday.
Apparently the cleaners have been on strike since last month as they have not been paid. It has been learnt that the government had paid the contractor, and the cleaning service was supposed to run until the end of this year.
Some 200 magistrate and sessions court staff and officers, judges and a lawyer were divided into 14 sections for the cleanup that started at 10am yesterday.
In the cleanup, corridor floors were mopped and swept and all toilets were cleaned on all eight floors of the court complex.
The cleanup was led by Chief Justice Richard Malanjum and Chief Judge of Malaya Zaharah Ibrahim was also present.
A High Court judge said she received the memo for the cleaningup session late on Friday evening.