Fahmi Vows ‘No Leniency’ in His Ministry


Interior Minister Mohammed Fahmi expressed determination to fight corruption and counter all kinds of challenges he might face in his ministry, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Monday.

“I will never succumb to pressure or orders that contradict with my convictions,” said Fahmi, “there are 300 stitches in my body as a result of injuries suffered during my service in the military, which is enough to make everyone realize that I am ready to confront all kinds of challenges I may encounter in the ministry,” said Fahmi in an interview with the daily.

The Minister said a circular was distributed to civilians and military personnel at the ministry affirming that “any kind of mediation or unlawful requests will not be tolerated,” even if it came from his late father.

“Even if my late father came out of his grave to ask me for an unlawful request, I will apologize and say no I can not do it,” said Fahmi.

He concluded saying: “I am keen to push towards achieving the utmost discipline and regularity in the work of the ministry."

Comments 9
Thumb justin 17 February 2020, 10:07

such powerful words

Thumb janoubi 17 February 2020, 10:10

Fahmi Says ‘No Leniency’ in His Ministry

.... Except with hezbollah!

فقط في لبنان؛ وفي ظل عهده “القوي”، يمر موكب تشييع شهيد في قوى الأمن الداخلي (نجل النائب الأول لمدير مخابرات الجيش)، من أمام مجموعات كبيرة من المسلحين الظاهري الوجوه، فيطلقون الرصاص والقذائف بغزارة، وفي أكثر من محطة، فيما يكتفي ضباط وعناصر الموكب بتصوير العراضات المسلحة بجوالاتهم، باعتبارها طقساً عادياً للعزاء. وبما أن التظاهرة المسلحة جرت هذه المرة أمام الأعين المجردة لقائد الجيش والأجهزة الأمنية والوزراء الحاضرين، فلا ينبغي عدالة بعد اليوم أن تصبح حيازة بندقية في منطقة لبنانية أخرى؛ جريمة إرهابية تهز الأمن العالمي، لأنه ينبغي تطبيق القانون -أو عدم تطبيقه- على جميع المواطنين .


Missing cedars 17 February 2020, 14:00

How did you allow non state bullets in the air and you yourself as a military man know exactly the bullets will rain back down on innocent people and injure them.

Do not ask your father to come out of his grave..deeds speak for themselves.

Thumb s.o.s 17 February 2020, 15:16

Cause toujours tu m’intéresses.

What a government of foreigners.... after the Syrian recently mjannas Diab we have the Egyptian mjannas with a Syrian accent.

We’re beyond the worst case scenario.... it’s a nightmare scenario.

Thumb ansarullah 17 February 2020, 15:46

Fahmi Fahmi Fahmi !!!

Thumb whyaskwhy 17 February 2020, 16:16

Another great speech that does nothing for Lebanon by a person who has 500 guards drive him around as he is so popular

Missing peace 17 February 2020, 16:46

"Interior Minister Mohammed Fahmi expressed determination to fight corruption and counter all kinds of challenges he might face in his ministry"

sure, we'll see how many corrupt politicians responsible for this crisis you will arrest....

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 17 February 2020, 17:08

Spare us your diatribe and stfu!

Missing samiam 18 February 2020, 05:20

Appreciate the words, but as we all know, talk is cheap in this country. Actions are needed, not words.

For words, see Aoun, Basi, Berri, Harriri, etc---the list is endless and their actual tasks are few.