Commission for Justice has no say over decision to stop public inquiry – Cassola

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The Commission for the administration of Justice has no say over Prime Minister Robert Abela’s decision to stop the Public Inquiry into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia by December 2020.

Independent candidate Prof. Arnold Cassola said in a statement, published on Monday, that the commission’s reply to his request was that his complaint does not fall under its competence.

Cassola had questioned why Abela is refusing to extend the term further. Last month Prof. Cassola stated that people want to know the whole truth regarding who organized the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia and who protected whom, “including Abela’s friends, former employers and colleagues, Joseph Muscat and Keith Schembri,” had stated Cassola.

In his letter to President George Vella, Prof Cassola noted how ex-Prime Minister Joseph Muscat is being mentioned in connection to the aftermath of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination, although it is not all known yet.

In his letter to President Vella, Prof. Cassola said that the decision to not further extend the public inquiry is totally illegitimate. He mentioned how the current Prime Minister was “employed” with former Prime Minister Joseph Muscat who had also appointed him as one of his consultants.

“Robert Abela has an enormous conflict of interest,” said Cassola who insisted that the Public Inquiry should be allocated with the necessary time to come to its conclusion as every citizen deserves to know the truth.