Partit Nazzjonalista leader Adrian Delia said that Maltese and Gozitans alike are expecting the whole truth to emerge regarding the assassination of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Delia spoke during a phone interview on the party’s radio station on Saturday, fifteen days away from when the PN’s general council is scheduled to meet, to discuss the two petitions put forward by the party’s paid up members.
Delia insisted that the public inquiry board should be composed of independent and impartial individuals appointed by parliament rather than by the Prime Minister himself. During a media freedom discussion in London, Foreign Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said that a public inquiry into Caruana Galizia’s assassination will be launched within three months, thus the state will abide by the deadline set by the Council of Europe.
Both Partit Nazzjonalista and Partit Demokratiku have welcomed the recent remarks. Rule of law NGO Repubblika however insisted that the government should make a formal announcement on such matter giving details, following the remarks made by a government minister.
During his phone in interview, Delia also spoke about the Protection of Minors (Alternative Care) Bill, rent law reform, and the Foreign Minister’s remarks on the public inquiry.
Delia remarked that the government is forced to launch a public inquiry following the resolution on Malta. The government had said that the report prepared by the special rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Pieter Omtzigt was “biased” and “full of inaccuracies”.