“Every allegation needs to be investigated” – Byron Camilleri

Arkivji: PL

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Minister for Internal Affairs Byron Camilleri admitted to Newsbook.com.mt that every single allegation needs to be investigated.

This comment came about following the latest allegations that surfaced through a Sunday Times article that said that ex-Assistant Police Commissioner Silvio Valletta travelled with Yorgen Fenech at a time period when Fenech was already identified as a person of interest in the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Valletta confirmed to the same journal that he had travelled with Fenech but had paid his own share and that he had not touched the assassination case since June 2018.

Camilleri did not specify whether the Police should investigate Valletta’s actions during his time as Assistant Commissioner. Valletta is married to Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana. Camilleri told Newsbook.com.mt that every allegation merits an investigation. He made it clear that no politician should intervene or be involved in any investigation of the sort. Camilleri insisted that considering these reports, he is more than ever convinced of the need for the Malta Police Force reform.

Method for the appointment of Police Commissioner discussed next week

Camilleri explained that the method for the appointment of a new Police Commissioner is bound to be discussed in Parliament this coming week. This following the resignation of Lawrence Cutajar from the role last Friday.

He confirmed that the proposal will be looked at by the Cabinet and then moved into Parliament for a broader discussion. All this with the aim of a more transparent and fair way of appointing people in such important roles within Malta’s institutions.