Partit Nazzjonalista Leader Adrian Delia urged the Government to call on the Police Commissioner and issue a statement on the progress that has been made in the ongoing investigation into the assassination of the investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia a year later after the assassination. Delia argued that the Police Chief should give an account on the progress made and whether the Police are now inching closer to solve the assassination. According to the Opposition leader, the Justice Minister made himself understood as though there weren’t any more tracks to follow in the journalist’s assassination.
Delia was speaking in a radio interview on the Party’s radio station NET FM, during which he revealed that the Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and the Justice Minister Owen Bonnici asked the court not to take the stand and testify next week in the case on the publication of Egrant inquiry report, an application which was signed by a lawyer from the Attorney General’s office. The case was filed by Delia calling on the Attorney General to hand him a full copy of the report in the same way as he had handed copied to the Prime Minister and the Justice Minister. Bonnici and Muscat are citing work commitment as a reason not to testify next week.
Delia spoke to the rowdy parliamentary sittings during which an Opposition MP was attacked by the Government MPs, saying that Muscat used parts of the inquiry to which he was only privy to.
Delia argued that it was shameful for the Justice Minister to seek help from the Venice Commission in order to take care of the necessary reforms to update the country’s constitution given that the Partit Nazzjonalista made a plan based on three proposals which would give the country an updated constitution within 18 months.