The Malta Independent 23 January 2021, Saturday

Watch: Cheers and jeers greet Muscat outside law courts building

Friday, 4 December 2020, 09:18 Last update: about 3 months ago

There were both cheers and jeers for Joseph Muscat as he entered the law courts this morning.

Some applauded, others jeered him as he walked in from the side of the building, accompanied by bodyguards and avoiding all questions from the media.

Muscat is testifying in the Daphne Caruana Galizia public inquiry. Muscat was Prime Minister when the journalist was killed by a car bomb in 2017. It took him two years to appoint a public inquiry into her assassination, a few weeks before he resigned as PM.

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While walking into court, The Malta Independent asked him to clarify who paid for his stay at the Évian-Les-Bains Hilton in France in 2014, but Muscat refused to answer, ignoring journalists. News had broke that Muscat, together with Edward Zammit Lewis went on a private holiday to the Évian-Les-Bains Hilton Hotel in France in 2014, owned by the Tumas Group. Neither have been forthcoming as to whether they had paid for the hotel stay, or if it was paid by Yorgen Fenech or third parties.

The Malta Independent will be reporting live.

 

Photos and videos by Giuseppe Attard.

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