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Document 5: Letter from PM Bakhit to Dabbas Re: Granting Dabbas Authorization to Sign Casino Contracts

Letter dated September 10, 2007, from Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit to Minister of Tourism Osama Dabbas. Bakhit is referring to document dated August 5, 2007, stating words to the effect “we received your document that you took a decision that Casinos will fall under your Ministry by approval of the Council.” It goes on to add “WE AUTHORIZE YOU AS THE COUNCIL of MINISTERS TO SIGN THE CONTRACT WITH OASIS.”  This document was hidden from other Ministers, including the Interior Minister.  It was also never published in the National Registry and made available for public inspection, in violation of the law.

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