My agenda is to get rid of this su­per-cor­rupt un­holy trin­ity – Salvu Mal­lia tells Mar­lene Far­ru­gia

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“My agenda is to get rid of this su­per-cor­rupt un­holy trin­ity and make sure that those who fol­low do not com­mit the same mis­takes that dis­cred­ited [him] with a whole na­tion, and also to pro­mote cul­ture as the only true sal­va­tion of a our coun­try’s soul.” This was the re­ply that Salvu Mal­lia posted on his Face­book wall in re­ac­tion to what

Par­tit Demokratiku leader Mar­lene Far­ru­gia had writ­ten on her wall ear­lier yes­ter­day.

Dr Far­ruga had said: “I am the PN as much as I am the laburista mill-for­tizza tal-Ħad­diema Żur­riqija. Be­cause if you dig deep enough you will re­alise that the hard­work­ing , hon­est, law-abid­ing , level-minded , Mal­tese laburist is not dif­fer­ent from the hard­work­ing, hon­est, law-abid­ing, level-minded Mal­tese naz­zjon­al­ist, jew al­ter­na­tivist.” Dr Far­ru­gia told Mr Mal­lia that what mat­ters is that we agree on where we want to go from here. “Where do we want to see our coun­try, our peo­ple, our chil­dren? It can be done. But it’s not about me join­ing the PN or the PN join­ing me. It’s about be­ing. It’s about be­ing good Mal­tese cit­i­zens, good Euro­pean cit­i­zens, good cit­i­zens of the world by ad­her­ing to the ba­sic prin­ci­ples that guar­an­tee hu­man dig­nity and ful­fil­ment wher­ever that hu­man­ity is and what­ever stage of phys­i­cal, emo­tional de­vel­op­ment it is in. And yes, this can be achieved.”

In his re­ply Mr Mal­lia said that he is “proud to have said it publicly – and here I con­firm it – that I re­spect you above all other MPs on both sides of the House, as you taught ev­ery­one a great les­son in hon­esty, in­tegrity and zero tol­er­ance to cor­rup­tion.” He said that in yes­ter­day’s PN po­lit­i­cal event, “I in­vited you to do like me (and I sup­pose that you un­der­stand that I con­sider my de­ci­sion to be the best for the wel­fare of the coun­try) and that only proves fur­ther how much I hold you in the high­est es­teem. I am con­vinced that your ex­am­ple, of not be­ing cow­ered into sub­mis­sion like so many oth­ers, can con­vince peo­ple to make the right de­ci­sion.”

The for­mer TV pre­sen­ter said that “there is no room to ex­per­i­ment and play in the hands of Mus­cat, a per­son who treats even his own peo­ple with con­tempt, let alone Malta. No, it’s not go­ing to be any Si­mon-Salvu coali­tion that will save Malta, but all the good Mal­tese and a com­plete change of men­tal­ity and at­ti­tude, what I call the rev­o­lu­tion of the minds. First and fore­most in the Na­tion­al­ist Party.”

Mr Mal­lia said that “only then will the peo­ple start trust­ing them again, af­ter the clam­orous re­jec­tion of the last elec­tion and this is a truth that Si­mon Busut­til should con­sider very se­ri­ously, and get rid of any traitors who put their in­ter­est first and paved the way to de­feat giv­ing an easy vic­tory to a cheap dem­a­gogue. I have al­ways made clear that I fol­low no leader but my con­science and serve no one but my coun­try.”

He told Dr Far­ru­gia that he is sure that “there are no dif­fer­ences in what we both be­lieve, ex­cept for the fact, it seems, of how we are go­ing to achieve our com­mon goal for the wel­fare of this coun­try that we both love dearly.”

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