The Malta Independent 20 November 2017, Monday

Updated: PN criticises Muscat for 'ignoring' Caruana Galizia murder in parliamentary speech

Monday, 23 October 2017, 16:06 Last update: about 27 days ago

The Opposition has said that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat showed his insensitivity towards the murder of Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia by choosing not to speak about the tragedy in Parliament this morning.

"Our country is shocked by the murder of a journalist, something that never happened in Malta before. The eyes of the world are on us, and are looking to see how we will handle the situation. The Prime Minister however, is ignoring all of this, and is trying to act as though it is business as usual."

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"Not only does Muscat not want to carry any political responsibility, but he does not want justice. Muscat does not want the Maltese people to continue speaking about this national tragedy, but he wants to sweep this case under the carpet."

The Opposition, the statement read, will not allow Muscat to ignore the national tragedy. "The Opposition will continue to insist that justice occur, and that political responsibility for this political murder be carried."

PL response

In response, the PL said that the brutal murder is being used by the PN for political arguments, “both internally within the party and in the country.”

“While what needs to be done internally is between Adrian Delia and Simon Busuttil who can keep fighting between themselves, the PN must understand that in a country where democracy reigns, it is investigations that lead to justice and not partisan statements.” The PL also noted that government is taking unprecedented measures for justice to occur.

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