Tag: Commissioner for Standards in Public Life
Commissioner for Standards in Public Life George Hyzler has concluded his investigation into the appointment of disgraced former minister Konrad Mizzi as a consultant with the Malta Tourism Authority, carried out at the request of Alternattiva Demokratika chairperson Carmel Cacopardo.
Former journalist Josef Caruana, appointed as a person of trust within the Office of the Prime Minister, was found to have breached ethics when he published the names and ID numbers of academics who signed a petition calling for the resignation or removal of his employer, former PM Joseph Muscat.
The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has issued his first annual report, in which he explains that out of the 29 complaints he received in a year, he conducted 11 investigations.
The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life George Hyzler threw out Labour MP Glenn Bedingfield's complaint against Nationalist MP Jason Azzopardi based on his claim that Azzopardi used his parliamentary privilege to attack a judge.
Delia interviewed on NET Television
The investigation came after Lovin Malta CEO and co-founder Chris Peregin wrote to the Standards Commissioner saying that ministers were curating their personal Facebook pages using public funds.
Former Alternattiva Demokratika chairman and independent candidate has written to the Commissioner for Standards in Public Life George Hyzler requesting an investigation into the direct order given by the Gozo Ministry to Downtown hotel where elderly residents have been transferred.
Hyzler concluded that the allegations of Chetcuti and Cardona are not convincing
Commissioner for Standards in Public Life George Hyzler had described the practice of giving government jobs or consultancy contracts to MPs as "fundamentally wrong" as he called for the practice to end and instead paying them an adequate salary.
Former PM Joseph Muscat was found to have breached the code of ethics of ministers but has escaped facing “further action” against him since he resigned from his position, the Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has concluded.
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