Every story that is not investigated increases the impunity in this country. Every story that is not investigated continues to dismantle law and order and the rule of law in this country. Every story that is not investigated puts our brave journalists increasingly at risk.
Given Nexia BT’s relationship and good fortune with the Muscat government, one shouldn’t be surprised that Tonna thought so highly of Muscat…
So it’s not enough that government officials that were close to Keith Schembri such as Neville Gafa resign or get transferred from OPM to some ministry.
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.
Democracy doesn’t go out with a bang, with an apocalyptic event. Democracies are dismantled in hard to perceive steps: take over the executive, take over the judiciary, take over the police, take over the institutions, take over the media. Bribe a media house. Democracies are dismantled when people don’t mobilise because their attention is diverted to smokescreens, to manufactured lies, conspiracies and enemies.
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”.
Those opposing to this government’s corruption – NGOs, civil society and the Opposition party – need to be careful not to fall into the their trap. No one should lose sight of the endgame – justice, and doing what needs to be done to ensure that we never end up in the situation we are in today again.
This is not about PN and PL but about the corrupt and those who reject corruption. Anyone who reframes the issue into a partisan context is doing so to obfuscate, and manipulate minds and hearts.
So if Muscat is trying to elicit sympathy or playing the empathy card by playing the martyr, he can go stuff himself. He could have prevented Daphne Caruana Galizia’s death. Instead he now has her blood on his hands.