Minister Scicluna retracts allegations against De Marco

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Finance Minister Edward Scicluna has retracted accusations leveled against Opposition MP Mario De Marco. During a sitting last week, Finance Minister Scicluna said that De Marco had left a “sensitive” meeting to defend a client who was facing money laundering charges. Scicluna had alleged that De Marco had pressured the financial watchdog MFSA so that his client does not lose their licence.

Scicluna said that De Marco spoke to him after the plenary and made clear his position. He added that he does not feel comfortable sharing sensitive information with a member of parliament not knowing if they had a direct interest in the matter.

Scicluna said that De Marco spoke to him after the plenary and made clear his position. He added that he does not feel comfortable sharing sensitive information with a member of parliament not knowing if they had a direct interest in the matter.

Opposition Whip Robert Cutajar told the House that the Opposition was withdrawing its request for a ruling, since the Finance Minister has retracted his comments.