Abela is playing people’s health to satisfy people’s wishes – Cassola

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Prime Minister Robert Abela has admitted that decisions are now being taken according to people’s wishes rather than scientific and medical advice, former Alternattive Demokratika chairman and independent candidate Arnold Cassola claimed on Sunday.

Referring to statements made by Abela during an interview on Partit Laburista media on Sunday in which Abela said that there was no disagreement with Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne, Cassola said that this style of political leadership was irresponsible and shameful.

“On Thursday we announced the measures but then we listened to the people and we issued the legal notice after having received certain feedback. That is why on Friday we had a cabinet meeting and we sat down, discussed people’s reactions and we fine-tuned the measures,” Abela said on Sunday. The Prime Minister had subsequently announced the revised measures during the 8pm bulletin on Friday.

Cassola remarked that Abela admitted that the decisions were not taken by our medical experts or doctors, but according to people’s wishes.

“These decisions are not meant to be taken to satisfy political expediency,” Cassola said.

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