The Malta Independent 26 May 2019, Sunday

‘We have no problem with Delia appealing’ - Muscat says on recent Egrant case decision

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 19:36 Last update: about 10 days ago

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this evening that he has no problem with Opposition Leader Adrian Delia appealing the most recent court decision, not to grant Delia access to the full Egrant inquiry report.

The First Hall of the Civil Court today denied a request by Delia to be granted access to the full copy of the Egrant inquiry report.

Muscat said that it is Delia's right to appeal, while adding that he is sure that had the case been decided the other way, "and the other party would appeal, he (Delia) would say it is not right. That is not an argument we make. We have no problem with him appealing as it is his right."

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Muscat again reiterated that he is resolved to publish the full Egrant report, but said that the Attorney General told him not to publish something that could jeopardise the investigations by rushing to publish it, that could jeapordise catching the person who "falsified documents, who trafficked them." He reiterated that he wants the culprit to be brought to justice

The Prime Minister then turned his sights on former opposition Leader Simon Busuttil, who earlier in the day tweeted: "It's time Joseph Muscat stops playing his Egrant victim card. It's not like owning a Panama company is wrong for him. If it was, he'd have long fired his closest cabinet members and left with them. Just publish the report and let the people decide."

Muscat, responding to Busuttil said: "I wish him good health and hope that neither he nor his family ever pass through half of what we have."

"The strength to tell him that comes from the serenity within us, from the honour I have leading the people."


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