Yet another gift from Yorgen Fenech to Muscat

Wine bottles

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Yorgen Fenech was invited to a reception that was organised in honour of the Prime Minister Joseph Muscat in his official residence at Girgenti, last February. This was reported today by The Times of Malta.

The report states that Yorgen Fenech, who is being accused of complicity in the assassination of the journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, gave Muscat three bottles of Petrus wine, known for costing thousands of euros.

This is not the first report which shows that Muscat received costly gifts. On Christmas eve, it was reported that Yorgen gave a Bvlgari watch to Muscat, costing around €20,000. The Prime Minister’s Office had reacted to this report, saying, in a statement, that such gifts were always received in line with the code and regulations related to gifts received.

The Times’ report indicates that Yorgen Fenech was invited to this reception on the basis of a consultation with the Security Service, despite Yorgen’s investigation and his being suspected of the murder of Caruana Galizia, so much so that he had authorised his phonecalls to be tapped. What took place at the reception was a hot potato as the film recording was shared on social media.

According to the Times’ report, Muscat received yet another watch, this time being a less expensive one. Moreover, another watch was gifted to the ex-Chief of Staff in the Office of the Prime Minister, Keith Schembri. In relation to this move, Schembri had declared that they were childhood friends.

Fenech, on the other hand, is filing a constitutional case against Keith Arnaud’s leadership of the investigations of the case of Caruana Galizia, given that Arnaud is close to Schembri.