Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said that he is shocked by the car bomb explosion at Bidnija in which there probably was Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Addressing an urgently-called press conference, Dr Muscat said that it is unacceptable and he condemns without any reservations the attack on the person and also on the freedom of speech. The Prime Minister said that although Mrs Caruana Galizia was a harsh critic of himself, politically and personally, he will not justify in any possible way what he described as a barbaric act on her.
Dr Muscat described this day as a black day for freedom of speech, and said that the strength of democracy comes out in such moments. He added that in Malta there is the rule of law above everything and on anyone, and appealed for national unity. The Prime Minister said that it is not the moment to comment on a person’s actions and stated he will not rest until justice prevails on the case.
Dr Muscat said he gave instructions for all the necessary measures to be taken so that the perpetrators are brought to face justice, while he said that he requested the assistance of the security forces of other countries in case they receive information linked to the case.
The Prime Minister informed Opposition Leader Adrian Delia with all the details on the case.
Posposti s-seduti dwar il-Budget 2018