The Malta Independent 22 August 2019, Thursday

PD reaffirms its call for proper and independent investigations into Panama papers

Friday, 8 February 2019, 10:18 Last update: about 7 months ago
Partit Demokratiku today reaffirmed its position that Minister Konrad Mizzi, Chief of Staff Keith Schembri and all those implicated in the Panama Papers saga will only have the suspicion of corruption lifted from them after an independent police investigation take place. 
This is a more serious a necessity than ever for Malta's image and the health of its democracy in light of the fact of the libel cases dropped by Minister Konrad Mizzi, coincidentally just as Nexia BT’s Karl Cini was set to testify. It is clear that Minister Mizzi was trying to prevent the truth from coming out by dropping the libel cases.
This follows an unfortunate similar pattern whereby important information never makes it to the public eye, such as the mobile data from Minister Chris Cardona's phone which would have proven his physical location in relation to the prostitution claims. 
MEP candidate Dr Anthony Buttigieg stated "Our legal system is being abused and exploited to give the mistaken impression that these politicians have cleared their names, when nothing of the sort is actually taking place”.  “It is evident that accused politicians are abusing the law anti-legally, and are ignoring its spirit, to try and get away with their misdeeds.” states MEP candidate Martin Cauchi Inglott. “Malta’s integrity must not remain tarnished by politically irresponsible people in office.”
Only an independent and proper Police investigation without  political influence can clear their names, and Partit Demokratiku will continue to call for truth and justice until a clear verdict on their guilt is delivered. It is clear that government is disrespecting the courts and our legal system. 
This strengthens PD’s call for the imminent introduction of a rule of law control system within our Constitution.
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