"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Thursday, June 09, 2016

Kataeb Threatens to Withdraw from Govt. over Janna, Waste Files- Naharnet

Kataeb Party chief MP Sami Gemayel hinted Thursday that his party's ministers might resign or suspend their participation in cabinet sessions should their presence in the government cease to “serve the interest of the Lebanese.”
Gemayel voiced his remarks shortly after Kataeb's ministers walked out of a cabinet session in protest at the government's handling of the waste management file.
At his press conference, Gemayel also expressed environmental concerns related to the controversial Janna dam project.
“The two issues are a disaster targeted against every citizen in Lebanon,” he said.
“I don't know if there's a relation between maintaining works at the Janna dam and approving the waste management file. Some ministers said that they were opposed to the approval of the plan, but when we asked them to turn our opposition into a suspension of the plan they suddenly backpedaled on their rejection and passed a resolution allowing the filling of the sea” with garbage, Gemayel added.