Prime Minister Robert Abela came out strongly against the Nationalist Party, including European Parliament President Roberta Metsola, for “associating themselves” with author Mark Camilleri.
Responding to journalists’ questions outside Parliament today, Abela dismissed suggestions that action should be taken against Rosianne Cutajar after Camilleri published her chats with murder suspect Yorgen Fenech, stating that the PL MP already “paid the political price” for those messages when she resigned as Parliamentary Secretary for Equality in 2021.
Instead, he said he was “astounded” at how PN exponents, including Metsola and Opposition Leader Bernard Grech, “associate themselves with those who, in a misogynistic and cruel fashion, kept the messages in his hands for months but decided to publish them despite a clear court order.”
Abela added cryptically that Camilleri “chose a particular moment in Rosianne’s life to ensure maximum damage”.
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Camilleri, a former PL delegate, recently visited Dar Ċentrali, where PN secretary general Michael Piccinino showed him around the party’s library. He also attended an event featuring Metsola and took a photo with the European Parliament president at the end of it.
Camilleri, who Cutajar sued for libel for claiming that she had an affair with Fenech to advance herself politically, sensationally published the chats yesterday.
Cutajar responded by asking the Criminal Court and the Attorney General to intervene on the grounds that the material likely originated from Fenech’s phone, which police seized after he was arrested for the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Cover photo: Left: Prime Minister Robert Abela taking questions from journalists today (Photo: Net), Right: Mark Camilleri with RP President Roberta Metsola (Photo: Mark Camilleri)