Watch: No clear break from Muscat to Abela, Delia says

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Opposition leader and Partit Nazzjonalista leader Adrian Delia said that there was no clear break from the past between the government led by disgraced former Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his successor, Robert Abela.

Delia was speaking during an interview on Newsbook Hour aired on 103 FM Malta’s Heart, hosted by Fr Joseph Borg.

The country descended into political turmoil following progress in the murder investigation of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia when murder suspect Yorgen Fenech was arrested. Fenech who was one of the directors of Electrogas, implicated Muscat’s right hand man, disgraced former OPM Chief of Staff Keith Schembri in the murder. Schembri was arrested, only to be released without a charge however, investigations are still underway.

The turmoil sparked the resignation of disgraced former Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi, Schembri and later Muscat.

Delia noted that Robert Abela served as a legal consultant to Muscat. He remarked that Abela had taken on Muscat as a consultant despite wanting to break from the past. The Nationalist leader stressed that Abela’s honeymoon is over and that since being appointed as Prime Minister, the latter failed to take difficult decisions.

“We did not see any prosecutions,” Delia observed.

Economic crisis will be felt in the months to come

Speaking about the impact the global pandemic has had on the national economy, Delia said that Malta will experience an economic crisis in the coming months. He observed that due to the closure of borders in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus, the tourism industry has been worst hit.

Delia maintained that tourism on which thousands of jobs depend, has been wiped out for this year.

During the interview, Delia commended the health authorities for their hard work, acknowledging that the managing of the public health emergency came at a great personal cost and sacrifice. He thanked Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne for the way he has managed the coronavirus outbreak with great efficiency.

Delia also acknowledged the cooperation by the the general public who on the whole adhered to the recommendations and rules issued by the health authorities.

Delia to be interviewed on 103

Dr Adrian Delia, leader of the Partit Nazzjonalista, will be the guest on Saturday’s edition of Newsbook Hour, 103 Malta’s Heart flagship discussion and current affairs programme.

The programme, which kicks off at 9am will be also broadcast LIVE on Newsbook.com.mt. Fr Joe Borg, the programme’s host, will ask Dr Delia about a number of policy issues, while also including questions that were sent by the audience.

Among the questions:

  • Is the PN fit to govern?
  • Is the PN really different from the PL?
  • Before coronavirus hit us the economy was doing great under Labour. Why should people not vote for the PL?
  • What is the economic policy of the PN?
  • What are the PN’s policies on migration?

Dr Adrian Delia on 103 Malta’s Heart Saturday at 9am.