What readers are talking about this week

The misuse of toilets for the disabled in a suburban mall - including smoking and hogging by the able-bodied - has prompted its management to install a tap-in system so that only those with validated passes have access.
The misuse of toilets for the disabled in a suburban mall - including smoking and hogging by the able-bodied - has prompted its management to install a tap-in system so that only those with validated passes have access.PHOTO: ST FILE

The use of disability toilets by able-bodied people drew an exchange between readers this week. Some feel such facilities should be reserved for the exclusive use of those with mobility problems. But some readers feel that these toilets are underused, and that in times of urgency, members of the public should be allowed to use them, if no wheelchair user is around, though priority should still be given to those with disabilities.

In the run-up to Polling Day, the difference between charisma and character has been raised by readers. Some feel that judging candidates on character is far more important than being swayed by charisma. But other readers say that the pull of charisma is a reality of life, and that it is not easy to judge a person's character.

Maximise, not curb, use of toilets for the disabled

Disability toilets more about lowering barriers

Tackle misuse of disability toilets at its root

Don't be swayed by charisma

Judge character, contributions of candidates

Not easy to discern character

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