Owen Bonnici breached the human rights of every single protester who ever put a candle or a flower at the foot of the monument. He did so for nearly every day since the memorial was erected over two years ago.
The right thing to do would be to also fire the Ministers who employed/contracted them back then. If it’s a bad thing now, it was a bad thing then. Clearly the objective of these terminations is merely that of keeping up appearances, a PR strategy.
The people within the knowledge group for this case would normally be Arnaud’s immediate superior – assistant commissioner Kevin Farrugia, the police commissioner Lawrence Cutajar, obviously Inspector Arnaud himself, and possibly Arnaud’s right-hand man. Joseph Muscat and Keith Schembri should not have been privy to the information, but they were. That’s five or six people in all.
It shouldn’t be hard to figure out who leaked the information.
Premeditated murder is not a mistake. It’s a crime. Earning millions of euros illicitly (off taxpayers’money) is not a mistake. It’s a crime. Corruption in the prime minister’s office is not a mistake. It’s a crime.
They gave him a hero’s send-off. They depicted him as a saviour, a saint and a martyr, the ultimate politician and statesman. They should have depicted him as he really is – reprehensible, repugnant, repulsive and revolting. They should have told him “good riddance to bad rubbish”.