Tista' taqra bil- Malti.
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat is currently meeting with President George Vella in San Anton Palace. This comes after having stated that he will be recommending a presidential pardon to the alleged middle-man in Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder.
Newsbook.com.mt contacted a spokesperson for the President’s Office, who stated that, she is not in a position to comment on the situation at this point in time.
Delia also meets with President
Opposition Leader Dr Adrian Delia also went to meet George Vella, the President of Malta. He called for an urgent meeting to discuss the present happenings.
He also called for the meeting in order to discuss the importance of observing constitutional obligations during the current proceedings.
The situation as it stands
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat stated that there are two ongoing parallel situations:
- Interrogations and clarifications on one person’s end;
- investigations that have commenced on another’s end
He explained that this was not the police’s preferred method of proceedings, but that they had to take precautionary measures due to Yorgen Fenech’s alleged escape attempt on Wednesday morning.
Who is Yorgen Fenech, and where is he?
Yorgen Fenech was arrested on Wednesday evening as he allegedly attempted to escape via his private yacht. He was arrested due to ties to the assassination of the investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Yesterday, he was granted police bail at around 8.30pm. He was escorted to his yacht, the ‘Gio’ at Portomaso marina, where searches commenced.
He was re-arrested today, a few minutes before noon. He was seen leaving Portomaso under police escort. It was reported that he was to arrive at the police Headquarters a short while after but that never materialised. The media awaiting the arrival of Fenech was left disappointed but the vigil continued.
Reuters and the Times of Malta had unveiled that Yorgen Fenech, the Director of the Electrogas Power Station and Tumas Group CEO, was the owner of 17 Black. The company registered in Dubai was meant to transfer €150,000 every month to now Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi, and OPM Chief of Staff Keith Schembri.