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.
Ahmed Fatfat, a member of the Lebanese Parliament and Minister of the Lebanese Government, is one of the politicians deemed corrupt by the revolution.
According to the video, Fatfat declared the revolution ‘a result of a political plot’ driven by certain political parties against others.
A fascinating one-of-a-kind phenomenon, that persistence stance of denial amid the ruling officials.
With so many scandals of corruption, so many crises and sufferings, and so many people protesting for over two months, these politicians still persist to deny “the Lebanese reality.”
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