Watch: ‘Simon Busuttil did not lie’ – Delia

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Partit Nazzjonalista leader Adrian Delia said that his predecessor Simon Busuttil did not lie. He added that the Egrant inquiry report showed that no one within Partit Nazzjonalista was corrupt.

Speaking at Senglea’s party club, Delia explained that the Egrant inquiry report showed that Busuttil had not lied. A magisterial inquest into the third Panamanian company was ordered by outgoing Prime Minister Joseph Muscat following allegations that the company belonged to him or to his wife Michelle Muscat. The inquiry established that there was no evidence linking Egrant to the Muscat’s. However, it failed to establish who owns the third Panamanian company.

The Egrant inquiry report was published by the Nationalist party media following a legal battle in which Delia successfully obtained a copy of the report only upon appeal. Delia said that the government’s highest officials were accomplices in the case since they were aware of what was going on but failed to take action.

Delia urged party activists to be humble in order to carry out the necessary reforms required to rebuild the party.

“A lost phone”

The Opposition Leader said that in the 21st Century when a mobile phone is lost, it can be found within an hour. Referring to Keith Arnaud’s testimony under oath in which he informed the court that Keith Schembri’s mobile was not located since ‘he had lost it’, Delia explained that not only Schembri’s phone was lost, but trust in the country’s institutions and authorities was also lost.

He condemned those protecting criminals from prosecution. Delia remarked that there was no longer trust in the AG after the court had found the AG in breach of the rights of the Leader of Opposition.

Delia said that by publishing the report, the truth was out.