• Malaysia Airports ad featuring woman flushing her tampon/dreams down the toilet. (Malaysia Airports / Twitter)Source: Malaysia Airports / Twitter
Malaysia Airports' new public service announcement about their toilets hits a rather sombre note.
Shami Sivasubramanian

2 Nov 2016 - 2:30 PM  UPDATED 2 Nov 2016 - 2:31 PM

Maintaining clean public bathrooms is a priority for most international airports. But Malaysia's new ad is selling their message of hygiene and housekeeping in a rather unique way. 

Last Sunday, Malaysia Airports' Twitter account shared the following comic strip ad, advising patrons against flushing their sanitary pads and tampons down the toilet.  

The ad takes a rather sombre turn early on, opening with, "You can flush away your hopes and dreams but not sanitary products."

One Twitter user commented on the ad with concern:

Malaysia Airports has tweeted out similar comic strip-styled public service announcements in the past, but none have appeared quite as bleak.

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