The Malta Independent 18 September 2021, Saturday

Government to publish Daphne inquiry report Thursday, Parliament to discuss it Friday

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 09:50 Last update: about 3 months ago

The government has received the report regarding the public inquiry into the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and plans on publishing it today, a letter sent by Prime Minister Robert Abela to the Speaker of the House, Anglu Farrugia, reads.

Among other things, the inquiry was looking into whether the state could have prevented the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia.

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In the letter, the Prime Minister also asks the Speaker to call a Parliamentary session to take place tomorrow morning at 9am, in order to table the report in Parliament, discuss it. In his letter, the Prime Minister says that the discussion should take place without a vote.

“While the terms of the inquiry only require that the report be tabled in Parliament, I believe we need to do more and that a discussion about it should take place as soon as possible. Parliament is the institution where this discussion should take place.”

The Prime Minister also sent a letter to the Opposition Leader, responding to Bernard Grech’s request earlier this week to set up a bi-partisan effort to draft the necessary legislation that will emerge from the inquiry’s conclusions.

 

Abela told Grech that over the past months Parliament saw many reforms that strengthened institutions in the country and democratic foundations in the country.

"Let me assure you that the same process will keep going. There is no doubt that the message would be stronger when these positive changes would have wide backing where national interest would win over partisanship,” Abela said.

The PM's letter to the Speaker

The PM's letter to the Leader of the Opposition

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