Today, Sunday, the MP for the Sadikoun bloc, Hassan Salem, criticized a paragraph he described as "catastrophic", included in the 2021 budget, while stressing that it was dropped because, according to his opinion, it was a "major corruption deal."
Salem said in a statement, "The spoilers were not satisfied with plundering the money of the Iraqi people. Rather, their methods went beyond the bankruptcy of the state, selling it and legitimizing this dangerous matter through its degree in the budget items."
And that "the sale of state assets is a major corruption deal and betrayal of the Iraqi people and the loss of generations," indicating that "the existence of this paragraph in the budget is disastrous."
He believed that "the implication is that the government can sell any of the state's assets, meaning that after years the state will be very poor and do not have any assets."
He indicated that "Iraq used to depend on public ownership of state assets," adding that "the state owns everything in society and now, with the presence of the corrupt, they want the state to be impoverished so that the state does not have anything, and this is what makes the government not have sustainable development for future generations .. Meaning the impoverishment of this generation and subsequent generations.
And he stressed "dropping this paragraph from the budget by not voting on it, and this is a trust in the necks of the honorable to reject this article."
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