Committee on Standards in Public Life to discuss report on Yorgen Fenech’s gift to Joseph Muscat

Tomorrow the Speaker of the House of Representatives Anġlu Farrugia will convene the Parliamentary Committee on Standards in Public Life to discuss the report drawn up by the Commissioner for Standards George Hyzler on the gift of Petrus wine which Yorgen Fenech gave to former Prime Minister Joseph Muscat.

The report was drawn up at the request of Professor Arnold Cassola who in a statement expressed disappointment that the Commissioner for Standards did not publish the report but sent it to the Parliamentary Committee on standards in public life which will decide when the report is published.

Professor Cassola said that the fact that the report was not published creates a climate of suspicion. Dr Muscat had said that the Petrus wine was in the inventory at the Girgenti Palace along with other gifts he received.