Watch: Muscat hedges on length of investigation into Yorgen Fenech

"We will ensure that justice is served"

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat stated that the case involving allegedly fleeing tycoon Yorgen Fenech, might be closed within 24 hours. He added that alternatively, it could take 48 hours, or even a few days. 

Muscat was responding to journalists’ questions after addressing a conference this morning. 

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Currently, investigations are still ongoing, and therefore, Muscat said that there are certain questions he cannot answer as not to prejudice the case. He added that the presidential pardon to the suspected middleman has not been granted.

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The Prime Minister said that Yorgen Fenech’s arrest yesterday was not a result of information issued by the man suspected to be the middleman in Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination.

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He was asked whether the arrest of Fenech was linked with the suspected middleman, as he has not been given a presidential pardon yet.

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What happens after 48 hours?

When asked about the law which states that a person has to be arraigned in Court within 48 hours of arrest, Muscat said that the Attorney General and investigators are maintaining constant contact. 

He added that even if the investigations take more than 48 hours, “mechanisms will come into play to ensure that justice is served.”

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Yesterday’s protest

The Prime Minister preferred not to comment on yesterday’s demonstration in Valletta, organised by rule of law NGO Repubblika.

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