“An ‘alleged mistake’ should not impact the whole sector” – PM Abela

Robert Abela describes the implications of Yorgen Fenech in Daphne’s assassination as an “alleged mistake”

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Miguela Xuereb

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Prime Minister Robert Abela described what businessman Yorgen Fenech is being accused of as an “alleged mistake” and that his “alleged mistake” should not impact negatively the whole business sector.

Robert Abela gave his comments during a meeting held with the Malta Chamber of SMEs.

Prime Minister Abela was referring to businessman Yorgen Fenech, owner of the secret Dubai company, 17 Black and who is being accused as being one of the masterminds in the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

The President of the Malta Chamber of SMEs, Paul Abela described indirectly Yorgen Fenech as a criminal and not a businessman. Abela did not mention Fenech by his name.

Paul Abela said that because of all the political instability, businesses and businessman are now facing the repercussions. Although said he has trust in Prime Minister Abela to find a solution to this situation.

He then explained how their members come from almost 90 different economic/business sectors.

During the meeting, the Malta Chamber for SMEs made also reference to some of their members who had an account with Satabank. It was explained how with their efforts and support as a Chamber it managed to retrieve around 90% of deposits made by some of its members in this bank. Satabank was being investigated by the Malta Financial Services Authority over suspicious transactions allegedly linked to money laundering.