Public should be kept informed on Muscat’s questioning aftermath – PN

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Police have a duty to inform the public about what transpired during former prime minister Joseph Muscat’s interrogation, Partit Nazzjonalista said on Monday.

Last Friday, the disgraced former prime minister and former leader of Partit Laburista was questioned at the Police headquarters in connection with the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Muscat then told journalists waiting outside the Police Headquarters that the police had told him that he is not under investigation.

In a statement signed by Opposition spokesperson for home affairs Beppe Fenech Adami, Partit Nazzjonalista said that it was worrying that four days after Muscat’s interrogation, the Police had not yet issued a statement on the issue.

Fenech Adami noted that when Angelo Gafà was appointed as Police Commissioner a few weeks ago, the public had been assured that he is committed to seeing that the Police Force maintains continuous communication with the media and updates it on the ongoing work.

The Opposition spokesperson noted that Muscat even felt the need to be assisted by a lawyer because of the gravity of the case.

Partit Nazzjonalista remarked that in a normal country, when a former prime minister is questioned over a murder case, it is the police themselves to inform the public of this dramatic development and explain what is happening.