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15 April 2014, 19:48 Adwan: We need to listen to the opinions of the Central Bank chief, the Civil Service Council, of the ministers of finance, economy, administrative reform and education.
15 April 2014, 19:44 Adwan: We want to study the repercussions of expenses on the economy as a whole, and we are fully committed to the 15-day period. Then, the committee's decision will be based on scientific evidence.
15 April 2014, 19:43 Lebanese Forces MP George Adwan: As much as we are keen on the rights of public sector employees, we are keen on the financial stability in Lebanon, which is related to the social security of all the Lebanese.
15 April 2014, 19:40 Aoun: The extra time is not to avoid dealing with the issue. This is a major thing that should not be treated with recklessness.
15 April 2014, 19:39 Aoun: Because we are totally keen on giving people their rights without harming the Lebanese economy, we agreed on taking two more weeks to study the draft wage scale.
15 April 2014, 19:39 Change and Reform bloc MP Alain Aoun: We will not be serving people if we approved the new wage scale but in return, imposed more taxes.
15 April 2014, 19:37 Fatfat: The objective of the new committee is to double check the sources of revenues, without violating any rights. We are serious in granting people their rights but we should not cause harm to the value of the Lebanese pound like what happened in the 1990s. We are doing a favor to Syndicate members, to military personnel, and to all employees.
15 April 2014, 19:36 Fatfat: Therefore, we have asked for postponing the discussion on the new wage scale until we have reliable numbers.
15 April 2014, 19:35 Fatfat: Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil said some articles in the revenues' section, and which are worth 750 billion Lebanese pounds, are questionable.
15 April 2014, 19:34 Al-Mustaqbal bloc MP Ahmed Fatfat after the parliamentary session: It turned out that the numbers need more examination to reach a balance between revenues and expenses.
15 April 2014, 19:32 Al-Jadeed: 65 MPs voted in favor of forming a panel to study the new wage scale draft once again, while 27 voted against this option.
15 April 2014, 19:28 Speaker Berri: I am against forming a parliamentary panel and hopefully this will not be a "black day" in the parliament's history.
15 April 2014, 19:27 LBCI: The parliament voted in favor of postponing the discussion on the new wage scale for 15 days.
15 April 2014, 19:20 Mahfoud: Tomorrow will be a starting point in SCC's activism, and private schools' teachers must play a main role in the committee's efforts.
15 April 2014, 19:18 Mahfoud: I address headmasters and tell them that we are acting under the ceiling of the law. It is not acceptable that threats are used to deal with teachers. This approach ruins educational institutions.
15 April 2014, 19:18 Head of the private schools teachers association Nehme Mahfoud: A revolution in all private schools should take place tomorrow after the salaries of teachers have been taken lightly.
15 April 2014, 19:17 Gharib: We have a plan for escalation until we reach an open-ended strike and boycott the correction of official exams as of April 29 if the wage scale draft was not adopted.
15 April 2014, 19:15 Gharib: Protests tomorrow will take place in all municipalities and a main rally will take place in front of the Ministry of Education in Beirut.
15 April 2014, 19:14 Gharib: We announce a general strike on Wednesday in all public institutions, without any exception, and in all private schools.
15 April 2014, 19:13 Gharib: The SCC will not stay silent over this procrastination.
15 April 2014, 19:13 SCC chief Hanna Gharib after the committee's meeting: There are several articles in the wage scale draft that violate the rights of employees and what happened today is a "coup."
15 April 2014, 19:11 MTV: Information obtained revealed that the committee that might be formed to study the new wage scale draft is composed of 7 MPs, the ministers of finance and economic, in addition to experts.
15 April 2014, 18:36 Al-Jadeed: MPs might postpone discussion on the new wage scale and efforts are currently focused on forming a committee to study it again.
15 April 2014, 18:24 Al-Jadeed: Speaker Berri rejected MP Georges Adwan's proposal to postpone discussions on the wage scale for 15 days.
15 April 2014, 18:23 Change and Reform MP Alain Aoun demanded that the government withdraw the new wage scale draft-law from parliament in order to study it further.
15 April 2014, 18:12 MTV: A verbal dispute erupted at the parliamentary session following MP Ali Ammar's comments against Central Bank chief Riad Salameh.
15 April 2014, 18:06 Kataeb bloc MP Samer Saade during legislative session: Finding revenues is the responsibility of the government and if it can't do so, let it declare bankruptcy or leave.
15 April 2014, 17:25 VDL (93.3): The funeral of slain reporter Mohammed Mantash is underway in his hometown of Kfarsir in the South.
15 April 2014, 17:14 MTV: Former PM Saad Hariri telephoned Kataeb Party leader Amin Gemayel to discuss the latest developments.
15 April 2014, 17:12 The parliament has resumed its session over the new wage scale.
15 April 2014, 16:31 The coffin of slain reporter Hamza al-Hajj Hassan arrived at his hometown of Shaath in the Bekaa.
15 April 2014, 15:38 Two Germans and a Belgian were wounded in a traffic accident on the Sidon highway leading to Tyre.
15 April 2014, 15:36 The funeral procession of reporter Hamza al-Hajj Hassan is underway in Baalbek.
15 April 2014, 13:52 Berri adjourned the parliamentary session to 5:00 pm.
15 April 2014, 13:46 Berri: Saniora's proposal does not hold anything new because the parliamentary committees have already studied the pay hike.
15 April 2014, 13:31 President Suleiman condemned the killing of journalists and their kidnapping.
15 April 2014, 13:30 President Suleiman discussed with FM Bassil Lebanon's official stance from several local issues.
15 April 2014, 13:29 President Michel Suleiman held separate talks with the U.S. and British Ambassadors.
15 April 2014, 13:21 LBCI: MP Ali Ammar rejected Saniora's proposal, wondering why the citizens would be held responsible for the mistake of officials.
15 April 2014, 12:17 Saniora proposed the formation of a committee to restudy the wage scale.
15 April 2014, 12:12 Fadlallah said his Loyalty to the Resistance bloc submitted a draft-law to put an end to corruption and waste.
15 April 2014, 12:11 MP Hassan Fadlallah during a press conference at parliament: Our stance from the wage hike is clear. We will work on approving it so that everyone would get their rights.
15 April 2014, 11:36 Nehme Mahfoud during the SCC protest: I will submit my resignation if private sector teachers don't hold a protest tomorrow.
15 April 2014, 11:20 Hanna Gharib during the SCC protest at Riad al-Solh Square: If the parliament decided to make the wage scale payment in installments, it would be opening a battle front with the public sector.
15 April 2014, 10:41 Parliament convened to continue discussions on the wage scale draft-law.
15 April 2014, 10:28 NNA: The dismembered body found in Ouzai on Monday belongs to a Syrian who works in the prostitution field.
15 April 2014, 10:13 LBCI: A delegation from the SCC entered the parliament to hand over Speaker Nabih Berri a memo on its demands.
15 April 2014, 09:46 Health Minister Wael Abou Faour: Chairman of the Board of Directors at Rafik Hariri University Hospital handed his resignation over to the ministry.
15 April 2014, 09:06 A police patrol detained in a raid Edris Khodr al-Ahmed in al-Rawda town in the Bekaa valley.
15 April 2014, 08:28 MP Yassine Jaber to VDL (100.5): We support the new wage scale but reject to hold the state further burden.
15 April 2014, 08:27 LBCI: Sheikh Orsan Suleiman succumbed to his injuries after being shot around a week ago in Ain el-Hilweh.
15 April 2014, 08:22 ISF detained 91 people for committing various crimes throughout Lebanese territories.
15 April 2014, 07:40 TMC: Heavy traffic after two cars collided on the Dora bridge.