Touch building in Beirut, Aug. 1, 2019. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Parliament has filed a lawsuit against the owner of a controversial building in Downtown Beirut that is at the center of a debate about bureaucracy and the disbursal of state funds.The MPs are accusing Nabil Karam of slandering and libeling them after he called several MPs "asses" in a TV interview.Amer Obeid, who is representing the MPs, filed a lawsuit with the public prosecutor at the Court of Cassation, a statement from Parliament said. MP Jamil al-Sayed tweeted that has also filed a separate lawsuit against Karam for making "insulting comments against MPs".
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