The Malta Independent 3 August 2020, Monday

Yorgen Fenech says he has information about Keith Schembri, Chris Cardona, Konrad Mizzi, others

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 21:50 Last update: about 8 months ago

17 Black Owner Yorgen fenech has written to President of Malta George Vella, arguing that it should not be Cabinet that decides whether such a pardon be granted due to the people Fenech wants to reveal information about.

In the letter to the President, lawyers Gianluca Caruana Curran and Marion Camilleri, on behalf of Yorgen Fenech, referred to a request for a Presidential Pardon in order to deliver "all information regarding the facts."

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"The information he is ready to offer is, inter alia, regarding Keith Schembri, Konrad Mizzi, Chris Cardona and others, all people close to the Prime Minister and up until yesterday all attended Cabinet meetings."

"On the basis of Article 85 of the Constitution, the President needs to act according to Cabinet advice, or on the advice of a minister who is under the Cabinet's authority. This authority was delegated to the Prime Minister against all practice."

The lawyers argued that since the situation refers to people very close to the Prime Minister, it is clear that is should not be him, or a member of Cabinet to give this recommendation.

The letter read that Yorgen Fenech has the right to ask that his request be treated without any intervention that could have a direct interest in him not being granted a pardon.

The lawyers argued that he has a right for his request to be evaluated objectively, impartially and without the interference of "political or personal interests."

The letter reads that Fenech wanted to air his concerns with the situation, and for the President to exercise and extend the powers given to the him by the Constitution given this particular situation.

The letter read that "it is so true that Keith Schembri has an interest to stop the applicant from implicating him that, as the Commissioner of Police himself can verify, Schembri even sent directions to the applicant regarding the statement he should give the police to avoid his being implicated, and this whilst the applicant was under arrest at the headquarters waiting for a response to his request for a pardon."

 

 


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