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Delia alleges manoeuvres by persons in the PL and Government to attack and intimidate him

Opposition and Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia has stated that no one would succeed in blackmailing, threatening, frightening or stopping him from continuing to fight corruption. Dr Delia was referring to a report in the Times of Malta about WhatsApp messages exchanged between him and Yorgen Fenech, and alleged these are manoeuvres by persons in the Labour Party and Government to attack and intimidate him.

Dr Delia stated that persons in the Labour Party and the Government are carrying out what he alleges are manoeuvres in order to attack him.

Dr Delia referred to reports in the Times of Malta which show messages between him and Yorgen Fenech after it became known that Fenech was the owner of 17 Black. The PN leader stated that these are attempts at intimidation to stop him from continuing to fight corruption. Dr Delia declared no one would succeed in blackmailing, intimidating, frightening or stopping him doing his duty. Dr Delia added that to date, neither the Police nor the FIAU had sent for him as there nothing in his regard.

Interviewed on the Nationalist Party media, Dr Delia again referred to the contract for the three hospitals, stating that with every day that passes, the people are paying millions needlessly. Whilst reiterating his invitation to the Prime Minister for both to go to the court and cancel the contract, Dr Delia said the Government should not accept to pay 120 million euro per year to Steward Health Care to run the hospitals.

Regarding the proposal for workers who were on the frontline in the fight against the pandemic to be given three days extra leave, Dr Delia said he has not had any reply from Dr Abela. The PN leader added that Dr Abela is so worried about the Government’s problems that he cannot manage to decide tranquilly. Dr Delia remarked that the Government is only concerned about internal elections within the Labour Party, and not about the country’s interests.

The PN leader indicated that the Government had decided to stop the passports sales scheme because of the Moneyval examination. Dr Delia remarked that he agreed in principle with the residence programme announced by Government, adding that the Opposition would be presenting its proposals. Delia appealed to everyone to pull the same rope as the country cannot wait any longer to safeguard its reputation.

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