Jumblat Lashes Out at 'Elite Group' over Food Safety File

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Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat lashed out at corrupt officials on Tuesday, accusing them of trying to protect their interests at the wheat silos in Beirut's Port and other institutions, which harmed the health of citizens for decades.

“How can we hold them accountable for negligence, harm and uncountable diseases that they caused for citizens over the past few decades?” Jumblat wondered on Twitter.

“When wolves gather, we come to understand their greed in trying to protect their interests,” Jumblat said, adding that his tweets are not directed at Economy Minister Alain Hakim but to the “elite group” surrounding him.

He stressed that “the worn goods, which are infested with mice and maybe whales, in the silos, warehouses and refrigerators were exposed.”

PSP Health Minister Wael Abou Faour engaged in a verbal spat with minister Hakim over the food safety campaign.

Hakim, who is loyal to the Kataeb party accused Abou Faour of “running a circus” after the latter criticized the poor conditions at the wheat silos in Beirut's port and the distribution of expired sugar in the northern city of Tripoli.

Jumblat later revealed in his tweets that a restaurant, without mentioning the name, is using its powers and hasn't been mentioned in media outlets.

“The restaurant’s name begins with B... It's okay, it's a place for the elite politicians and social powers... maybe they get poisoned... forgive me for the slip of the tongue,” the Druze chief added.

“Judiciary remains the most adequate solution to hold those who are responsible accountable.”



Comments 12
Thumb khallas_ba2a 06 January 2015, 13:35

All of a sudden Jumblat isnt part of the "elite" politicians. But he has humor in his tweets, got to give him that

Thumb _mowaten_ 06 January 2015, 18:36

lol eh now he is the lone ranger fighting corruption! this level of hypocrisy is utterly fascinating, only a psychopath like him would even attempt it.

Thumb _mowaten_ 06 January 2015, 18:38

someone ask joumby where the 2,700,000,000$ that were earmarked for the refugees programs after the civil war went.
after all it was his ministers in charge or the refugees ministry, they must be able to find a dollar or two, you know, to help the people and save them from the wolves...

Thumb _mowaten_ 07 January 2015, 10:32

lol eh, that and the shares of chateau kefraya he "bought" at gunpoint during the war... amongst a few billion other things ;)

Default-user-icon + oua nabka + (Guest) 06 January 2015, 14:26

the leader of the wolf pack was you joumblat and you are the most corrupt

Missing thatisit 06 January 2015, 19:54

انت بطل ًبس فعلا غشيم

Thumb -phoenix1 06 January 2015, 14:48

A survivor by any standards, Jumblatt will wake up every with a new reason to keep existing in our politics.

Thumb -phoenix1 06 January 2015, 14:48

***wake up every morning...**

Default-user-icon + oua nabka + (Guest) 06 January 2015, 15:54

a person who slept with his father killer has no right to give lessons in anything and they are the real scum even scum is insulted compared to him ie joumblat

Default-user-icon speakteezy (Guest) 06 January 2015, 16:16

well said ya beik

Thumb -phoenix1 06 January 2015, 17:19

SF, the PSP too?

Thumb -phoenix1 06 January 2015, 17:23

Forgot to add dear SF about the hammering thing you mentioned, when the Syrians were in Lebanon as occupiers, Walid had a hammer, and a handle for the hammer. Now that they're gone, booted out in other words, I am afraid that Walid now only has a handle, but the Syrians took the hammer with them.