Siemens wanted Yorgen Fenech removed from Electogas role

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The German conglomerate Siemens AG has asked for Yorgen Fenech to be removed from the Electrogas Malta Ltd (EGM) board of directors as soon as corruption allegations linked to him surfaced.

Newsbook.com.mt received these statements from a Siemens company representative who also added that Yorgen Fenech denied all allegations against him when confronted to state his position.

The multi-national conglomerate which holds a minority stake in Electrogas Malta Ltd has also addressed the issue to other companies that have a stake in EGM.

EGM has accepted Fenech’s resignation and has already appointed a replacement on the board of directors.

Siemens have insisted with Newsbook.com.mt that to date, they are not aware “of any indications of misconduct on the part of Siemens, Siemens employees, or EGM”.

Yorgen Fenech, who is also the owner of 17Black, was arrested on Wednesday. An arrest warrant was also issued in connection to the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in 2017.

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On the same day of his arrest, it also became public that Yorgen Fenech had resigned from his role as director and legal representative at Tumas Group Company Ltd.

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According to the official documents submitted at the Registrar of Companies, Yorgen Fenech effectively resigned from Tumas Group on the 12th of November.

Public outcry ensued amongst several organisations and NGOs. They are asking for the resignation of all those that in the past have attempted to enter illicit deals with Fenech.

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They are also asking for the resignation of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, as he has failed to remove them from their positions within the government.

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