Maltatoday Managing Director and Editor Saviour Balzan said that it was ‘normal’ for him to write the two letters which his source sent to the EU anti-fraud office OLAF. Balzan was reacting to Newsbook.com.mt’s request for comment on a story which broke Monday afternoon where the Times of Malta said that the allegation letters against David Casa had been drafted on Balzan’s PC.
Balzan said that this was a normal step taken to protect his source and said Casa should look to the accusations and not try to shoot the messenger. Earlier, the Times of Malta said that in the digital trail, Balzan shows up as ‘author’ of the letters with allegations against Casa which were sent to OLAF on the 20th October.
Laughable – Caruana Galizia
Paul Caruana Galizia, son of slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, said on Twitter, that it is laughable that Balzan drafted the affidavit letters to OLAF and couldn’t even get that right.
Collusion and unprecedented level of deceit – Casa
PN MEP David Casa, in the eye of this storm of allegations, said that the level of fabrication and collusion has reached unprecedented levels. He said that he was not surprised at this occurrence and shows that systematic and scandalous way in which government critics are being attacked.