The Malta Independent 16 May 2022, Monday

Cardona allegations have left public 'shocked and disgusted' – Simon Busuttil

Julian Bonnici Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 19:53 Last update: about 6 years ago

The Maltese public is shocked and disgusted by the allegations surrounding Minister for the Economy and Labour Party Deputy Leader Chris Cardona.

The allegations, which were revealed by blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia, claim that Mr Cardona visited the FKK Acapulco in Dusseldorf. 

Dr Cardona has since said that he will be suing Caruana Galizia for libel.


Dr Busuttil went on to say that normally one would expect for a Prime Minister to take action, but unfortunately, Joseph Muscat has not taken the relevant action in a majority of the scandals that have plagued this administration namely the ones involving, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo, Minister without Portfolio Konrad Mizzi, his Chief of Staff Keith Schembri, and Minister Cardona's indiscretions in Dubai. 

"How can this government have no shame? No decency?" Dr Busutill told parliament.

He then called on the population to begin to demand that the government be held to higher standard.

PN Deputy Leader Beppe Fenech Adami had earlier said that Economy Minister Chris Cardona has turned the whole country into a brothel.

"It is a serious allegation that is totally unacceptable, regardless of whether or not he was on an official trip," Dr Fenech Adami said.

The PN Deputy Leader then said it was not the first time the minister's behaviour on official trips has been called in question as he made reference to the Dubai scandal when it was revealed that the minister, along with his chief of staff, had racked up a 700e alcohol bill whilst on an official visit to the country.

"I expect Chris Cardona to come clean and say whether he visited a brothel during any time on his trip to Germany" Dr Fenech Adami went on to say.

  • don't miss