Khalil, FPM Ministers in New War of Words over Electricity

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A new war of words has erupted between the ministers of the AMAL Movement and the Free Patriotic Movement.

The trading of barbs started overnight, when FPM chief and Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil accused Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil of blocking the construction of the Deir Amar power plant.

“We did everything needed to provide 24/24 power supply by 2015, but a political group obstructed the project, especially Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil, who blocked funds needed to construct the Deir Amar plant,” Bassil said in a TV program aired by MTV.

Khalil hit back on Monday, saying: “I'm proud of blocking this project, because it contains an attempt at theft, public funds waste and corruption.”

Energy Minister Cesar Abi Khalil of the FPM snapped back in a tweet, accusing Khalil of “falsifying the facts.”

Comments 5
Thumb justin 05 March 2018, 18:13


His latest accusation : Bassil making 15% commission:)
TVAاتهم وزير المال علي حسن خليل وزير الخارجية جبران باسيل بمحاولة السرقة بقيمة ال
في مشروع دير عمار. وقال خليل: “شرف كبير لي ان أمنع السرقة والهدر، وهذه المعزوفة لتغطية الفشل يجب أن تتوقف، وعلى اللبنانيين أن يعلموا من المسؤول عن عدم إنجاز مشروع الكهرباء”.

وأضاف خليل: “ديوان المحاسبة اجتمع بهيئته العامة وقرر بالإجماع أن قيمة الـTVA من قيمة العقد وأن أي تجاوز هو سرقة أو محاولة سرقة”.

Thumb abe_Lincolnstein 05 March 2018, 19:14

That's a lie. Bassil would not even show up for anything less than 35%, net.

Thumb s.o.s 06 March 2018, 00:42

Net or gross, a thief is a thief... and I don't get why he's still roaming freely.

Thumb i.report 05 March 2018, 18:50

Kill them all, God will recognise his own.

Thumb whyaskwhy 06 March 2018, 14:53

They will both be back victorious after the election to continue mismanaging their position, for the sheep are plenty in Lebanon to make sure it happens.