Hakim Blasts Officials' Irresponsibility, Warns It Is Jeopardizing Lebanon

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Hakim Blasts Officials' Irresponsibility, Warns It Is Jeopardizing Lebanon

Kataeb politburo member Alain Hakim pointed out that the current political rhetoric lacks any sort of social responsibility, warning that it is affecting the country's finances and jeopardizing its entity.

In an op-ed published in Annahar newspaper on Wednesday, Hakim condemned the campaign being waged against Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh, saying that the mounting criticism puts financial and economic stability at stake.

“What we have been expecting from political officials is a public discourse on the new social responsibility arising from the presence of risks on the Lebanese entity due to corruption and its repercussions on the public treasury," Hakim wrote.

"Unfortunately, we see that the prevailing rhetoric is different from what is required, and even more it leads to the further deterioration of the current situation."

“Irresponsible statements go against all that Plato said about the characteristics of the ruling elite and the social responsibility it ought to have,” the former minister explained.

“Wouldn’t it be better for this elite group, entrusted with the State management, to care more about the people’s interests by working on speeding up the approval of a new budget and making sure that the necessary reforms are conducted to ensure the continuity of the State?” Hakim concluded.

Source: Kataeb.org