Tag: George Hyzler
The practice of appointing persons of trust creates constitutional issues, and the practice itself should be kept to a minimum, according to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards in Public Life George Hyzler.
Parliament’s Standing Committee for Standards in Public Life will today continue discussing Standards Commissioner George Hyzler’s findings on the gifts made by Daphne Caruana Galizia murder suspect Yorgen Fenech to former prime minister Joseph Muscat.
Government whip Glenn Bedingfield lashed out at Standards Commissioner George Hyzler over his investigation into the expensive gifts which Daphne Caruana Galizia murder suspect Yorgen Fenech gave to former PM Joseph Muscat on his birthday, accusing him of a blatant conflict of interest.
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.
Opposition Leader Adrian Delia has urged the Office of the Auditor General to give priority to his investigation of the Ministers' misuse of public funds on their personal social media pages.
Delia interviewed on NET Television
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.
"Lobbying" is when private individuals and entities make efforts to influence government decision-making in their favour. The Standards Commission points out that if lobbying goes on unregulated it could result in a situation where private interests gain excessive influence over government decision-making, to the detriment of the general public.
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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