By: Express Web Desk|New Delhi|September 11, 2020 2:08:17 pm
< img src =" https://images.indianexpress.com/2019/11/lebanon-president-1200.jpg" alt =" Lebanese President criticised, Tea Gifted by Sri lanka, Lebanese President Sri lanka tea, Lebanon President Michel Aoun, world news, Indian express "/ > Lebanese President Michel Aoun speaks throughout a TV interview at the governmental palace, in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon.( Dalati Nohra through AP) Weeks after a dreadful blast damaged Lebanon’s capital city of Beirut, the nation’s President Michel Aoun is being knocked on social networks for allegedly distributing over 1,600 kilos of tea, contributed by Sri Lanka for victims of the blast, amongst members of his governmental guard, AFP reported.The hashtags #TeaThief and #CeylonTea started trending on Twitter late last month after Aoun’s work environment announced that the “present of Ceylon tea had actually been gotten by the army … and dispersed to the families of soldiers in the presidential guard”.
Formerly, the president’s office had actually shared a picture of Aoun meeting with the Sri Lankan ambassador to Lebanon, who handed over Colombo’s contribution of 1,675 kg of Ceylon tea for those affected by the blast.https:// images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1×1.png!.?.!When Lebanese media started enquiring about the location of the donation, Aoun’s workplace specified that the President had currently written
to his Sri Lankan comparable to thank him for the gift, AFP reported.The Lebanese federal government’s moving was typically condemned both online and offline.” The tea was sent out to the Lebanese, particularly those impacted by the surge.Of course
it wasn’t a present for those who do not need it,” wrote Paula Yacoubian, a previous MP who resigned after the blast in Beirut.” Distributing the assistance to your entourage is shameful. “Meanwhile, the Lebanese government has really also come under fire for apparently mishandling 12 tonnes of fish sent out to them by the African country of Mauritania last month.Confronted with various inquiries about the relief material, the Lebanese army launched a vague message on Monday, pointing out that it had actually gotten the fish and “saved it according to public security requirements “. The army’s statement included that it had actually currently approached numerous groups and associations connected with relief work” to prepare it and disperse it to those affected by the port blast “, AFP reported.The August 4 surge in Beirut rocked Beirut, eliminating over 190 people and injuring numerous thousands. The blast was caused by 2,750 tonnes of exceptionally unstable ammonium nitrate, which was kept at a storage facility in the city’s port for almost 7 years.
Soon after the blast, Beirut’s streets were overrun by protesters demanding the resignation of the Lebanese federal government. The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel( @indianexpress )and stay updated with the most recent headings For all the most recent World News, download Indian Express App. © IE Online Media Service Provider Pvt Ltd Source