Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cash payments

I can report this to you.  When a new president assumes office in Lebanon, he received a cash payment of $5 million from the King of Saudi Arabia (and another $5 from the UAE ruler).  A new prime minister receives $15million.  When Najib Miqati became prime minister, he told the Saudi King: that he does not need the money but would instead request that the Saudi King receives him once a year when he performs the `Umrah.  The Saudi King agrees.