The Malta Independent 21 September 2021, Tuesday

Four former Speakers turn down Anglu Farrugia invitation

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 11:54 Last update: about 3 months ago

Four former Speakers of the House of Representatives have turned down an invitation by the current Speaker Anglu Farrugia to take part in a symposium he will be organising next week.

Farrugia will be holding a symposium on the 100th anniversary of the setting up of the Maltese Parliament.

In a letter, Alfred Bonnici, Lawrence Gonzi, Anton Tabone and Louis Galea said they will not be taking part.

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The decision to refuse was taken because “in the current circumstances… we do not feel it is opportune that Parliament dedicates its time for a ceremony like this when the country is facing more pressing and urgent matters”.

They suggested that the ceremony is postponed to a later date.

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