The Malta Independent 18 March 2019, Monday

Police chief refuses EP delegation, but does not say no to former Inter player

Monday, 18 June 2018, 08:08 Last update: about 10 months ago

Police Commissioner Lawrence Cutajar a few days ago refused to see a European Parliament delegation investigating the rule of law in Malta, but later did find the time to turn up at an event organised by the Inter Club Malta to meet former player Dejan Stankovic.

A photo uploaded on the social media shows Cutajar proudly holding an Inter shirt with the number 40 – the number of years since the club was set up – together with other Inter fans and Stankovic, who came over to Malta for the event.


Cutajar refused to meet the EP delegation claiming that they were not here on a formal trip. He has been under the microscope as the police have failed to investigate serious allegations regarding ministers and top public officials, including Minister Konrad Mizzi and OPM chief of staff Keith Schembri.

Calls for Cutajar’s resignation have been frequent, especially following his presence at a fenkata on the same night that the owner of Pilatus Bank was caught leaving the bank’s premises in Ta’ Xbiex with suitcases at the height of the Panama Papers controversy.

The bank’s owner, Ali Sadr Hasheminejad, was later arrested in the United States and faces a series of charges that carry a maximum jail term of 125 years.


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