The Nationalist Opposition presented a bill on the appointment of the Police Commissioner. Opposition leader Adrian Delia said in a statement that the bill proposes changes in the legislation and the Constitution so that the Police Commissioner will be appointed with the approval of two thirds of the House of Representatives.
Dr Delia stated that the proposal is being presented because the current system is being abused by the Government and that in a period of six years, a number of persons who weren’t competent were nominated to occupy the post. According to Dr Delia these persons ended up as puppets of the Prime Minister who nominated them.
The Nationalist Party appealed to the Prime Minister to pass from his nice words to facts and see that this proposal is approved by Parliament in the least possible time so that Malta’s reputation is regained and, above all, so that the Police Force will again enjoy the people’s confidence. It added that the Opposition is ready to discuss this bill even next week.