As he was answering journalist’s questions before entering Castille around 10am today, the Prime Minister Robert Abela maintained that he does not communicate with Keith Schembri.
Discussions are underway about who will be be part of Abela’s Cabinet until the next general election.
In the light of an item published by the media of Partit Nazzjonalista, Abela was asked whether he is aware that his deputy had spoken to Keith Schembri. Abela replied with a question: “who said that [Keith Schembri] has spoken with my deputy?” He remarked that he is not informed of any communication between his deputy and Schembri. When asked whether he communicated with Schembri, Abela decisively replied “absolutely not”.
In an article published two days ago, Net News said that “the signs are clear that the mobile number of the ex-Chief of Staff of Joseph Muscat, Keith Schembri, has been reactivated”. The newspaper said that the screenshot that was published with the article itself, and later on shared on Facebook, showed that Schembri was ‘live’ or ‘online’ on the app Signal yesterday at 6.44pm. Although the screenshot shows this, there was no evidence of the date and time when it was taken. Possibly, Keith Schembri is using a new SIM card with his former mobile number.
Keith Schembri’s lost mobile phone was a hot potato last month, after it was said in Court that the Police could not find Schembri’s mobile. According to Schembri himself, the mobile is lost .