This would have been extremely funny if it weren’t for the underlying issues it touches:
A TOWNSVILLE man has been sacked for `un-Australian’ toilet habits.
Amador Bernabe, 43, uses water to clean himself instead of toilet paper. Mr Bernabe, a machine operator on a working visa from the Philippines, said it was his culture. But on Thursday he got the shock of his life when his foreman followed him into the toilet questioning his toilet hygiene. Mr Bernabe said his employer Townsville Engineering Industries (TEI) sacked him yesterday for not going to the toilet the Australian way.
Of course, most activists are all over the employer. This was no doubt a condemnable episode but it brings us to the important issue of property rights of an individual. We all have the right to own property but it is meaningless without having rights to your property. Case in point a recent incident where activists of MNS wrote (or threatened or whatever) to the owner of Karachi sweets because the name hurt their sentiments (or whatever). This is nowhere near a debate about the ideologies of the MNS (which is normally an indefinite debate with no outcome), but an obvious fact which was strangely overlooked by almost everyone who readily commented on the post. If he owns a property, he has every right to do anything with it as long as he does not infringe upon any fundamental right of another individual.
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