The Malta Independent 27 September 2023, Wednesday
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NGO Repubblika to hold protest march against corruption on Tuesday

Sunday, 4 September 2022, 17:58 Last update: about 2 years ago

NGO Repubblika will be holding what it said was a protest march against corruption on Tuesday in Valletta.

Day after day, Maltese and Gozitans learn about new facts involving corruption. Despite this, impunity still reigns supreme. A class of politicians and their cronies are considered untouchable by certain sectors of our institutions, the NGO said in a statement.

"This is totally unacceptable. We refuse to tolerate the fact that in our country, a certain class of people continues to be considered as above the law. We refuse to listen to any more empty chatter. We demand action," the GO said.

The Police Corps and the Attorney General's Office are still instruments of impunity for politicians and their cronies, just as they were when they were led by Lawrence Cutajar and Peter Grech.

Angelo Gafà and Victoria Buttigieg have gone so far as to refuse to take any action against the Pilatus Bank clique, despite the fact that they were ordered to do so by the Inquiring Magistrate, the statement said.

Repubblika are also concerned with the agreement signed by the government and Socar by ex-Minister Konrad Mizzi in 2015. "After years of secrecy on the deal,  there is clear suspicion that the deal Electrogas made with the government broke the laws on the limitations of state aid to enterprises."

Repubblika, Occupy Justice and are calling a protest march under the caption: "WE DEMAND ACTION AGAINST CORRUPTION" next Tuesday 6th September at 7.30 pm in Valletta, starting in front of Wembley Stores in Republic Street.

When the protest march reaches Great Siege Square, the President of Repubblika will reveal word for word the order given by the Inquiring Magistrate to the Police Commissioner and the Attorney General - an order that was blatantly ignored, Repubblika said.

"We appeal to Maltese and Gozitans of good will to join us on Tuesday night in our effort to rid the country of corruption."


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