The Malta Independent 3 February 2023, Friday
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Nationalist Party concerned as Heritage Malta workers sent ‘threatening memo’

Monday, 23 January 2023, 13:21 Last update: about 10 days ago

The Nationalist party expressed concern as Heritage Malta Workers have been sent a "threatening" memo by the CEO of the company "with the blessing of Owen Bonnici".

The PN said the memo read that workers should keep "any confidential information that you receive" to themselves and not pass it on to anyone else, and that if they do not abide, they will end up facing disciplinary procedures "due to very bad behaviour".

On this matter, the PN is asking why this was necessary and whether this action has been taken because "the Minister knows that things are happening and he does not want people to find out about, or because he is afraid that he will be caught again in another scandal."

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The leader of the Nationalist Party, Bernard Grech had called for the resignation or removal of Minister for National Heritage, Art and Local Government Owen Bonnici last November, following a sexual harassment scandal which had rocked the upper hierarchy of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.

Additionally last May, Agriculture Minister Anton Refalo was also questioned by police as to how a national artefact was found in his garden.

On this the opposition said that all this is happening  "because, like the rest of his friends in the Party and Government of Robert Abela, Owen Bonnici keeps thinking that he can do what he wants, even by twisting the facts about others."

The statement was signed by PN Spokesperson for National Heritage, Arts and Culture Julie Zahra. 

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