The Hableen landfill, Monday, July 20, 2015. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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The Free Patriotic Movement offered its support Tuesday to communities bearing the burden of the waste crisis, and blamed previous governments for failing to act on the issue sooner.For the last 20 years Sukleen, and later its partner Sukomi, have been contracted to keep the city clean.And on Tuesday, Financial Prosecutor Judge Ali Ibrahim ordered the formation of a technical committee to investigate both companies over alleged financial crimes.At Tuesday's news conference, Bassil also said that "the FPM's opinion was never taken into consideration, even after it has sent seven letters to the government denouncing its decisions concerning waste management". He added his party then complained that $60 million are being wasted annually in this regard.
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