AG draft legislative amendment discussed in Parliament

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Partit Nazzjonalista (PN) MP Simon Busuttil said that the government now wants not one but two puppets on a string when talking about the draft legal amendment related to the role of the Attorney General.

The PN MP said this during the second reading of the draft legal amendment pertaining to the role of the Attorney General. He also added that the government wants to create yet another parameter to alienate the general population, which however will be rejected by the European Union (EU) as it is not acceptable within the framework f the same EU.

Busutiil stressed that it is not acceptable for the Attorney General to be chosen by the Prime Minister following a public call as it is of his opinion that the current government left meritocracy on the billboards that were put up prior to the 2017 general elections. The PN MP added that when a public role was chosen by a two-thirds majority in Parliament as had happened with the Ombudsman and the Auditor General, the persons appointed carried out their duties in an impartial manner.

From his end, Partit Laburista deputy leader Chris Cardona said that after Parliament has voted unanimously for the past three Presidents of the Republic, now the House of Representatives has to vote unanimously in favour of the draft legislation on the table.

Cardona explained that through this draft amendment, the government will continue to strengthen democracy and the respect for the rule of law.