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Open defecation must not be ignored

  • Hilda Winartasaputra

Jakarta | Mon, November 19 2012 | 09:22 am

Uttering the word “defecation” is often considered impolite. People say “going to the back” in Indonesia and “folding legs” in Cambodia. Many people also ask where to wash their hands rather than where the toilet is, avoiding the “dirty” word for the sake of politeness.  

While talking openly about defecation may cause discomfort or embarrassment, it is a topic we all n...

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