Customs applicants protest lack of hiring in Beirut, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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Lebanese Customs chief Badri Daher Wednesday promised to announce the exam results of prospective Customs officers next week, in a measure that would end an effective 3-1/2-year hiring freeze on the hundreds of applicants. The prospective officers sat for their final exam in April 2015 . However, in refusing to announce the results since then, the agency has put their hiring on hold amid a reported dispute between politicians over the applicants' political allegiances. He said the issue would be resolved by Monday and if it's not, the protesters are heading back to the street," Yacoubian told The Daily Star.She said it seemed that the results had not been announced because of "the usual" squabbling by political factions over the affiliations of those who would be successful applicants.This sentiment was shared by one of the protestors, Bahi Saboune, who said he has been jobless for more than two years while waiting for the results.
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