The Malta Independent 21 April 2024, Sunday
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PM found guilty of ethics breach, Cassola says

Monday, 4 March 2024, 15:24 Last update: about 3 months ago

Prime Minister Robert Abela has been found guilty by the Standards Commissioner of a breach of ethics, independent candidate Arnold Cassola said Monday.

Cassola said he had been informed that a report on a complaint he had filed in February 2023 had been passed on to the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

When this happens, Cassola said, it means that the person on which the complaint was filed, in this case the Prime Minister, had been found guilty of a breach.

In this case, only the parliamentary standards committee can release the commissioner’s report.

Cassola had filed a complaint about a “propaganda video” that had been released by the Office of the Prime Minister. The video showed the Prime Minister meeting people in Gozo, and was uploaded on the government's Facebook page Maltagov.

Cassola had contended that this was blatant advertising for the Prime Minister paid for from taxpayers’ money, and that it had gone against recommendations that had been issued by the Standards Commissioner’s office.

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