Back in December, protesters caught the caretaker minister of telecommunication Mohammad Choucair trying to renew on the sly the Alfa and Touch contracts, which are already under question marks; to say the least.
The earlier decision of Choucair to add taxes on WhatsApp was the drop that overflowed the cup and triggered the onset of the Lebanese revolution.
The directors of the two telecom firms are already facing a lawsuit filed previously against them by the financial prosecution on charges of “illicit enrichment and graft.”
Hence, on December 17, a group of protesters entered the Chamber of Commerce and Industry where the caretaker MP Choucair was about to renew the contracts, and they made their demands directly to him, overrunning the meeting.
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