By Elvi Fundo
Today, the Minister of Interior, Sander Lleshaj, with a public and media reaction, complexed by the fact published by the media that I own and manage, has issued a stream of accusations against CNA.al and me personally. With the mastery of a fear that he could be prosecuted, Mr.Lleshaj has shamefully used the language of a political “captain”, although no one has insulted him so far, but simply has been told the truth about him.
For several days, CNA.al has published with photos and facts and documents provided by Albanian institutions regarding a luxury BMW vehicle used by the Minister of Interior, bought by the State Police with a staggering value, that according to Lleshaj is worth 50.000 euros and not 100 million Lek, as stated by CNA.al.
In fact, Mr. Lleshaj should know that the value of a vehicle when it enters Albania, should have a VAT invoice, should be cleared in custom, should be registered, should be insured.
Therefore, in order to understand the truth, we publicly challenge the Minister of Interior to publish the purchase document, on whose behalf was bought this vehicle.
Its customs clearance, customs receipt, registration and registration of the vehicle in General Directorate of Public Transport Service. (Which recognizes it as a private tool). And any other document that ralated with this luxury car, bought in pandemic times.
We are very sorry to see such behavior from Mr. Lleshaj, the minister who sleeps on crime files, including the file of violence against me, almost three and a half years ago, in the middle of Tirana, in the middle of the day, for him which no one has the will to discover. But the minister must understand that I have nothing personal with him. I have only the responsibility of my duty as a journalist. I’m not a saint, I make mistakes.
But I am neither a criminal nor financed by crime, but a victim of his attacks, not only with levers behind my head, but also with media attacks by people in the underworld, some of whom Sander Lleshaj visits in their television studios.
If you don’t know I am a free journalist, and I have been doing this job for almost 20 years, even in some of the most prestigious media and shows in the country. But since you are addressing me and the editorial office with that insulting language, I am challenging you to publicly publish the documents, and to put my name and that of the editorial office in the answer given, and tell us who are the tutors of the crime behind us.
Let us put aside excessive words, accusations and insults. Mr.Lleshaj, when you don’t have the arguments and facts, or the documents to serve the public, the best way to defend yourself is to attack. By insulting and intimidating those who tell the truth. We expect you to show us the vehicle documents. And why it was decided to buy this car after the devastating earthquake and pandemic. At the height of an economic and financial crisis for the country.
A luxury car, which according to you is not worth 100 million Lek. But according to us, at market prices with the value it has, with bills that had to be paid, maybe the vehicle can go a little less than 100 million Lek. But, even with the values you say, with that amount of money some houses would be built for the Albanian citizen who stay in tents or some respirators for the Albanian hospitals in times of pandemic.
Finally, after the request to publish the documents, because you unfortunately fell from the level of an army general to that of a “captain” of the party, I challenge you to publicly answer another question, asked almost a year and a half ago, in connection to a villa in Lalzi Bay, which was systematically used by you until the day you were appointed minister, and from that day it remains closed.
You have the keys, not Doda. He handed them to you many years ago. Regardless of whose name it is, the time has come to speak with facts and arguments, Mr. Lleshaj. Calm down, take a deep breath. If you need you may drink some sedatives as well.
It’s not your fault, you are a former army gjeneral, who left the ranks to become a party “captain”. The important thing is to stay in office and fight crime, not to cooperate with it. To increase the security for Albanian citizens, and to not count the dead on the highway, as you are doing every day.
I publicly challenge you to bring us the vehicle documents and tell us the truth of your villa in Lalzi Bay.
As for trials, threats and intimidation, please put my name in those attacks and CNA.al, and then we will see who has legal responsibility.
The free media that denounces or the “captains” of the parties that leave the ranks of general, to enjoy the luxury of a minister, who’s the vehicle at his service was not enough, but at the height of the troubles for the Albanians asked for the missing luxury. Awaiting your reply, Honorable General, that have become a “party captain”. With respect for the truth and only the truth./CNA.al