Labour leader Joseph Muscat condemned death threats against former deputy leader Anglu Farrugia.
Dr Muscat made this statement during a news conference in Lija in which he was probed once again about Dr Farrugia’s interview to a Sunday newspaper. Though the Labour leader yet again refused to comment, he said that he wanted to take the opportunity to condemn what had happened.
Later, during a visit to Mater Dei Hospital, Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi also condemned the death threats received by Dr Farrugia.
Contacted by The Malta Independent online, Dr Farrugia confirmed that he had received death threats. Asked whether such threats were made through anonymous letters or phone calls, the former deputy leader said that he did not want to comment any further.
Last December Dr Farrugia was forced to resign after openly questioning the ‘political motives’ of a magistrate in a case he had handled. However in his interview the former Labour deputy leader claimed that he was made to resign for other reasons, accusing Dr Muscat of “political murder”.
Dr Farrugia also expressed his concern that the PL has become a harbouring ground for major contractors, questioning whether this might compromise its credentials as a workers’ party.