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Aoun says Lebanon suffers from corruption

Xinhua
22 Nov 2020, 06:30 GMT+10

BEIRUT, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- Lebanese President Michel Aoun said Saturday that Lebanon is suffering from a system of political, financial and administrative corruption.

"Corruption has become a culture and philosophy and it has its people who justify and defend it...corrupt officials bypass laws and obstruct their proper implementation," Aoun said in a televised speech.

Aoun added that Lebanon is prisoner to malpractices committed over the past years by politicians.

Aoun stressed that the fight against corruption begins with criminal financial investigation, and the recovery of stolen public funds.

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