Aoun: Mustaqbal Bloc Seeking to Sabotage State Functioning
Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun accused on Tuesday the Mustaqbal bloc of seeking to obstruct the state’s functioning, labeling its members as “liars and hypocrites.”
He said after the Change and Reform bloc’s weekly meeting: “They all make personal attacks. This is defamation and not tackling the problem.”
“Those who are performing their duties properly should challenge us otherwise they should shut up,” he added.
Addressing the electricity draft law, he noted: “No draft law ever presented was subject to auditing … but this law is being completely audited by the Finance Ministry and it will later be subject to the Audit Bureau.”
Parliament and the government will also monitor its implementation, he stressed.
Aoun said: “We are constantly challenging proposals because they are adopting a spiteful approach and according to the constitution, we will not allow a single one of the minister’s privileges to be targeted.”
“I don’t represent the entire parliament. I am forced to voice my objections because I am defending my rights,” he continued.
“The minister is responsible for his ministry and no one has control over him, except for the Audit Bureau, parliament, and government, unless there is a mafia organization involved,” the FPM leader noted.
“Everyone wants electricity, but a parliamentary bloc is sabotaging the draft law,” he stressed.
“We will see on Thursday how the dispute over electricity file will be resolved. Our allies won’t obstruct it and we will reject issues that would be imposed on parliament,” he declared.
If the Mustaqbal bloc truly opposes the draft law, then why hasn’t it presented a document objecting to it? Aoun asked.
Parliament is expected to convene on Thursday in order to tackle the electricity draft law and other pending issues.
Addressing Palestinian efforts to have the United Nations recognize the Palestinian state, the MP remarked: “The countries boasting about respecting human rights will be put to a test regarding the recognition of what is left of Palestine.”
On the death of two suspects in Estonian kidnapping, he wondered: “Is this an accomplishment for the Intelligence Bureau? An achievement lies in uncovering the kidnappers’ network and not eliminating it.”
Earlier on Tuesday, the Internal Security Forces and Intelligence Bureau succeeded in killing two suspects in the abduction after they got embroiled in a clash with them in a security operation in the Bekaa region.