Toilet ban a form of discrimination

It is very disheartening to know that Wisma Atria banned construction workers from using its public toilets ("Mall's toilet ban for construction crew raises a stink"; April 23).

From the mall's perspective, the toilets may be intended for only its customers. However, the workers are humans and members of the public, too, just like its customers.

They should have the right to use the toilets, especially since these are meant for the public.

If Singapore truly wants to be an inclusive society, discriminatory measures, including placing barriers in communal areas ("Thinking out of the box: Fence off communal areas in Little India"; April 7), should not be encouraged.

These will only deepen the divide between residents and foreign workers.

Virginia Cahyani Tanggono (Ms)