How The Japanese government (Opposition + Majority) takes care of it people.
Japan’s ruling party agreed with the opposition on Monday for members of parliament to take a cut in pay to fund reconstruction efforts after this month’s deadly earthquake and tsunami, Kyodo news agency reported.
The pay cut, equivalent to about 14 percent of a member’s annual income, would add 2 billion yen ($25 million) to Japan’s biggest rebuilding effort since post-World War Two reconstruction, Kyodo said. [Link]
While in Lebanon:
On November 11, 2009 LTA released the results of the 2009 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) in Beirut simultaneously with other parts of the world. Lebanon received the score of 2.5/10 and was ranked 130th over 180 countries. [Link]
PS: Ignore who did what in Lebanon and look at the bigger picture.