Interrogation under caution ‘standard practice,’ Muscat insists

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Former prime minister Joseph Muscat once more denied that he was being investigated by the police over the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, in reaction to the latest revelations in proceedings against Yorgen Fenech.

The Court was told that when Muscat was questioned earlier this month, he was questioned under caution. Speaking to the press after the interrogation, Muscat had insisted that he was not in any way being treated a suspect.

He reiterated this on social media, stating that he had asked the police directly whether he was being investigated, and that they replied in the negative.

“I am informed that being questioned under caution is standard procedure,” he said, adding that he answered all the questions made to him. He emphasised that all could be independently verified since the interrogation was recorded by the police.

Muscat insisted that there were continuous and systematic efforts to damage his reputation, but said that the facts could not be denied, before claiming credit for the breakthrough leading to the prosecution of Fenech.