Son of murdered Maltese whistle-blower says prime minister is ‘complicit’
Valletta — The son of a murdered Maltese journalist on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Joseph Muscat of being complicit in his mother’s death, in a grisly killing that sent shockwaves across Europe. Matthew Caruana Galizia, himself a journalist involved in digesting the Panama Papers, said his mother had been assassinated for doing her job in investigating alleged corruption. In an emotional post on his Facebook page, the son of whistle-blowing blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia accused Muscat of filling his office with crooks and creating a culture of impunity that had turned Malta into a "mafia island". The case looks set to increase scrutiny of Malta by its partners in the EU, some of whom have already expressed concern over the island’s light-touch regulation of its banking sector and a controversial investment scheme that gives wealthy individuals access to an EU passport. The European Commission said on Tuesday that it was horrified by what it termed a likely "targetted attack". "T...
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