Monday, May 5, 2008

Government removes airport security chief

Finally, the government actually takes action. Now let's hope this is the first of many decisive steps in enhancing the role of state institutions, and purging them of people who aren't loyal to the state or who ignore the rule of law. I'm not holding my breath though.

The Lebanese government approved after a marathon meeting on Tuesday to raise the minimum wage to 500,000. It also decided to remove airport security chief Gen. Wafik Shqeir over his alleged links to Hizbullah. The cabinet also labeled "illegal and unconstitutional" a private communication network set up by Hizbullah. (Naharnet)

1 comment:

Thud said...

I wish lebanon all the best in its struggle to establish a democratic constitutional viable state.The middle east desperately need another democrastic state other than Israel.