Tista' taqra bil- Malti.
On the 43th anniversary of Karin Grech’s murder, Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela and Opposition Leader Bernard Grech paid her tribute.
Karin Grech was killed 42 years ago while opening a package which contained a bomb. To this date, the case remains unsolved. Grech’s murder was one of the most high-profiled murders in the troubled 70s and 80s.
Dr Edwin Grech was not home yet, when 15-year-old Karin, who was with her brother, opened the package which was wrapped in Christmas wrapping paper and addressed to her father. She was rushed to St Luke’s Hospital where she died around half an hour later.
Abela visited her memorial in San Ġwann. He said he never understood how someone was capable of committing this act. Abela added that the burden borne by her family cannot be weighed, and over the years, “our country has failed to do justice.”
The Prime Minister insisted that he believes that the police should continue to investigate so that justice is served. “Every citizen has a part to play so that what happened does not happen again. We will not allow anyone to enter the seed of hatred.”
On Facebook, PN Leader Bernard Grech remarked that he still hopes that the entire truth about this crime will be someday made public, and that the day will come when the case will be solved.
Karin Grech was Bernard Grech’s cousin.
He called on the Police Commissioner to do everything possible to solve these political crimes, despite the long passage of time. The Opposition Leader reminded that he will remain determined to clean up Maltese politics and contribute to making politics a tool for creating wealth and distributing it fairly among the people.
“No one had, and no one should ever be killed because of politics.”