Watch: Delia summons PN parliamentary group to discuss Melvin Theuma case

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia is calling a meeting of the party’s parliamentary group to discuss the latest developments concerning Melvin Theuma, who was admitted to hospital after sustaining stab wounds that, the police maintained, appear to be self-inflicted.

Delia had lost the support of his parliamentary group in a confidence vote earlier this month, and subsequently lost a confidence vote among the party’s executive committee.

In a short video message at 1.15am on Wednesday morning, Delia said that everyone needed to unite to stop organised crime from controlling Malta. He repeatedly appealed for caution and urged that no one should speculate or reach premature conclusions. On his part, he said that he was awaiting official reports, including medical bulletins, so that the PN may develop its own official position on the case.

The meeting is scheduled to take place at 2.30pm.

But PN MP Jason Azzopardi – a lawyer to the Caruana Galizia family – has expressed doubt about the police’s assertion that Theuma’s wounds were self-inflicted. He took to Facebook to question how the police managed to reach such a conclusion so quickly, though the post was removed shortly afterwards.