Parliamentary secretary for EU funds Aaron Farrugia has urged fellow MPs to put the national interest above all other considerations in the coming hours, days and weeks.
“All MPs, from both sides of the House, entered politics with the sole aim of improving Malta,” Farrugia said on Facebook. “Besides those with politically partisan motives to weaken the PL so that the PN can return to government, the absolute majority has the same goal – to see that justice done as soon as possible and to ensure that those involved [in the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia] get what they deserve, no matter who they may be.”
“In the coming hours, days and weeks, we’re going to need MPs to safeguard the national interest and no other interests. I, like many, will work to ensure that justice takes place, to put this crime behind us and to clean our country’s name, so that the movement we gave birth to can continue doing what it was set up to do – to make Malta the best version of itself possible in the coming years.”
Farrugia’s intervention follows this week’s arrest of businessman Yorgen Fenech as a person of interest in the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Fenech has requested a presidential pardon in return for information, but it is as yet unknown what type of information he intends handing over to police.
Education Minister Evarist Bartolo today published a hard-hitting Facebook post, warning that Malta would be worse off if it protects murderers and money launderers and a better place if justice is carried out without fear or favour.
Times of Malta and MaltaToday have both reported that Prime Minister Jospeh Muscat has already told aides that he plans to resign.