The Malta Independent 20 August 2019, Tuesday

Maltese society united to find Daphne Caruana Galizia killers – Sant to France 24

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 16:37 Last update: about 3 years ago

Maltese MEP and former Prime Minister Alfred Sant said that Maltese socieity is united with the aim of finding out who murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. The Maltese MEP said this murder could be a political crime, it could also be a commercial crime because she was about to embark on investigations regarding drug and human trafficking. But it could also be a revengeful crime.

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“So all options are on the table. said Dr Sant told journalist Caroline de Camaret in a live interview  with France 24 from Paris.

Dr Sant said this was a brutal attack. It’s a very serious case which has completely upset the habits of the Maltese who are not used to similar crimes.  

“She represented a person who had quite a lot of legitimate interest in what she carried out. She carried her investigations with a lot of vigour and did not mince her words. Lately she had attacked the Leader of the Opposition in quite a brutal way, who in my opinion was from the party she belonged to.”

 “Mrs Caruana Galizia was a very popular journalistic personality, she had carried out several investigations, some of which were not so well executed but others were very good.  She managed to penetrate the political, commercial and social circles of high society and she had quite a number of stories which disturbed a lot of people. It is absolutely unbelievable that a person like her had to finally succumb to such a crime. She made lots of enemies, but one needs people who carry out such things in society.

Queried on possible Mafia involvement in Ms Caruana Galizia’s murder, Dr Sant said he would not exclude anything. “But money laundering happens everywhere, in Switzerland, in Paris, everywhere. It’s not only Malta which is linked to money laundering. Our financial system is finally very robust, modelled in a very effective way in order to weed out certain types of operations. But frankly, saying that this crime is related to money laundering is going a bit too fast. It’s absolutely too early to conclude this.” Dr Sant told France 24.

This murder has completely shocked  Maltese society, and it is necessary to react.The Maltese government has reacted by asking for the help of foreign investigative services, from Holland and the USA in order to carry out a thorough investigation about what has happened, said Dr Sant.

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