PN dis­misses al­le­ga­tions on Beppe Fenech Adami, says they are aimed at di­vert­ing at­ten­tion

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

The Na­tion­al­ist Party this morn­ing is­sued a state­ment say­ing that along with the “mon­u­ment of cor­rup­tion” – re­fer­ring to the LNG tanker – which is ex­pected to ar­rive later today, the peo­ple in Castille have also de­liv­ered a story to try and tar­nish the PN’s rep­u­ta­tion and to di­vert at­ten­tion.

Re­fer­ring to a story pub­lished on Mal­taTo­day, which claims that a money laun­der­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion was not pur­sued when Beppe Fenech Adami’s name ap­peared, the Na­tion­al­ist Party said that this story is un­founded.

“The aim of this story is to tar­nish the in­tegrity of a PN official,” the state­ment said. The PN said that even the ar­ti­cle it­self shows that at no point did Dr Fenech Adami know about this on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion. It said that the PN deputy leader had re­signed from the com­pany men­tioned more than three years ago.

“The truth is, if the al­le­ga­tions re­gard­ing Dr Fenech Adami are true, then why didn’t the gov­ern­ment do any­thing about it?” it con­cludes.

PN’s re­ac­tion is wor­ry­ing - PL

Re­act­ing, the Labour Party said that the PN’s re­ac­tion to the story about its deputy leader was wor­ry­ing. “The Labour Party will not rush over such a se­ri­ous is­sue which in­volves con­sti­tu­tional in­sti­tu­tions,” it said. The PL said it hopes that the truth about these al­le­ga­tions comes out. “The PN must as­sume its po­lit­i­cal re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and show that such be­hav­iour is not tol­er­ated.”

"The aim of this story is to tar­nish the in­tegrity of a PN official"

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