PM to publish public inquiry about murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia today

Prime Minister Robert Abela has announced that today he will be publishing the public inquiry into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia.

In a letter to the Speaker Dr Abela said that this morning he received the report from the board which led the public inquiry,  whose main remit was to establish whether the murder of Mrs Caruana Galizia could have been avoided.

Dr Abela said the inquiry only requires him to table the report in Parliament. However he believes that he should do more than this, and a discussion about the report should be held immediately. He said that Parliament is the institution where this discussion should be held, even out of respect towards the subject of the inquiry.

In the light of the PM’s request, the Speaker said that tomorrow at 9am he would be convening Parliament for a discussion without a vote, about this report.

He suggested that the House should start discussing it immediately and for the time to be split equally between the Government and the Opposition.

Meanwhile in a separate letter to the Leader of the Opposition Bernard Grech, the PM spoke about the reforms over the last few months and said that these strengthen the institutions of the country, the processes which led to justice and the democratic framework of our country.  While informing him of his request to the Speaker to convene Parliament tomorrow, he said that the message would be stronger when positive changes have wide ranging support and where the national interest wins over partisanship.

Meanwhile in a statement, the Board has informed the public that it presented the PM with the report which has concluded the public inquiry. It also said that the report, together with the Notes of Submission and the testimony, will be published later today on the Department of Information’s website.

You can read the letters which the PM sent to the Speaker and the Opposition leader, here:

Letter to the Leader of the Opposition

Letter to the Speaker