Bahia Hariri 'Returns' to the 'People' More than LL525 Million

Al-Mustaqbal bloc MP Bahia Hariri “returned” on Sunday more than LL525 million to the Lebanese people, the salary that she has received since her election in 2009.

During a ceremony held at Beiteddine palace, the summer residence of President Michel Suleiman, Hariri said: “I apologize to the Lebanese people for not doing my job since 2009. I have received from the people a paycheck that I don't deserve.”

She said she “had the honor” to “return to them” more than LL 525 million to establish the “I Love You Lebanon 2020” fund.

The Sidon MP said during the ceremony on the anniversary of the establishment of Greater Lebanon in 1920 that Suleiman would supervise the fund as an honorary president until 2020 in cooperation with the Banking Association.

She expressed hope that other MPs would walk in her footsteps and write similar checks to work on planning the appropriate legislation that would make Lebanon in 2020 a country of innovators.

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