Watch: Daphne Inquiry: “I’m sure they will do a good job” – Fearne

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne said that he has faith in the individuals suggested to be on the board of inquiry into the murder of slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

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Speaking to Newsbook.com.mt, Fearne said that the three suggested members enjoy his trust. A few days ahead of the three-month deadline set by the Council of Europe, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced that there will be a public inquiry into the murder. The three-man inquiry board as suggested by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat would be chaired by Judge Emeritus Michael Mallia, while Ian Refalo and Anthony Abela were suggested as members.

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The Council of Europe said that the public inquiry into Caruana Galizia’s murder instituted by the Maltese government “does not meet the expectations of the European Parliamentary Assembly.

Read: Council of Europe lambasts Daphne inquiry

When referred to comments made by commissioner designate Helena Dalli’s in her replies to the MEPs, when asked about former cabinet colleague Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi’s actions in relation to the Panama Papers revelations, Fearne replied that he does not own secret companies in Panama.

“As I have stated three years ago, I never had to open accounts in Panama and I do not have any accounts in Panama,” Fearne said.