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Document 8: Letter from PM Bakhit to Dabbas Re: Bakhit's Request for Postponing Casino Contracts

Letter dated November 22, 2007, from Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit to Minister of Tourism Osama Dabbas saying the “Cabinet reviewed the Oasis agreement and the Cabinet has decided in its meeting on the 6th of November to postpone implementation of the above decision until further notice and that in the event of any implementation you must have the approval of the Prime Minister.” Bakhit's personal assistant would later tell investigators that Bakhit ordered the postponement to avoid Islamist backlash ahead of the parliamentary elections.

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