The Malta Independent 25 May 2020, Monday

Updated: Driving instructor dismissed from association after harassing Charmaine Gauci

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 10:03 Last update: about 3 months ago

Health chief Charmaine Gauci was the target of harassment by a woman after leaving the PBS offices on Wednesday night following her participation in the TV programme Dissett.

The woman waited for Gauci to leave the PBS complex and tried to prevent her from entering the car which was waiting for her, footage uploaded by TVM showed.

The footage of the incident, which was later removed, showed the woman shouting "60 centimetres" - indicating the space between the learner driver and instructor, which means that the two-metre distance urged between people cannot be in place in the confinement of a car.

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The issue seems to be related to a decision by the authorities to first stop driving lessons and later withdrew the order.

The police were called to the area but Gauci had already left by the time they arrived.

In a statement, the Malta Driving Instructors Association (MDIA) disassociated itself from the behaviour of the driving instructor who, of her own accord, went to wait for Gauci to leave the PBS premises after her participation in the TV programme.

The associations it does not promote and much less accept that any of its members behave in sich a way, and as such it has dismissed the instructor from being a member of the association with immediate effect

The association thanked Gauci for her services to the country.

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