The Malta Independent 1 October 2023, Sunday
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Alfred Sant likens Daphne public inquiry to a story from ‘Arabian Nights’

Monday, 24 February 2020, 17:38 Last update: about 5 years ago

Former Prime Minister Alfred Sant has likened the public inquiry set up on the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder to a story from “Arabian Nights”.

Writing on Facebook, the Labour MEP said that the procedures being used in the inquiry, set up to determine whether anything could have been done to avoid the assassination of the journalist, as “phoney”.

This is what is happening if the inquiry was really intended to uncover the truth, he said.

If, on the other hand, it was meant to create theatrics from which propaganda could emerge, then it is probably reaching its target.

“I am astonished that experienced judges embarked on this road where most of the testimony has nothing to do with the aims of the inquiry,” he said.

Everything is moving like a tale from “Arabian Nights”: tell me a story and I’ll tell you another, Sant writes.

He congratulated Labour MP Glenn Bedingfield who spoke his mind, given that the procedure being followed lack the investigative line they are supposed to pursue.


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