PN claims bla­tant abuse of power in depart­ment un­der the re­spon­si­bil­ity of Deb­o­rah Schem­bri

Malta Independent - - NEWS - Julian Bon­nici

The Na­tion­al­ist party called on the Com­mis­sioner of Data Pro­tec­tion to in­ves­ti­gate the “bla­tant abuse of power” in the depart­ment of govern­ment prop­erty which is un­der the re­spon­si­bil­ity of Par­lia­men­tary Sec­re­tary Deb­o­rah Schem­bri.

The PN state­ment, re­leased by Shadow Min­is­ter of Jus­tice Ja­son Az­zopardi, and op­po­si­tion MPs Clyde Puli and Ryan Cal­lus, re­sponded to re­ports in the me­dia that ten­ants who rent from the depart­ment of govern­ment prop­erty, also re­ceived an en­ve­lope re­quest­ing for fi­nan­cial do­na­tions to the Labour Party.

This, they said, was symp­to­matic of a “wholly cor­rupt to­tal­i­tar­ian mind­set” since the Labour Party had been us­ing govern­ment depart­ment as a po­lit­i­cal tool whilst also vi­o­lat­ing data pro­tec­tion laws.

The depart­ment, which falls un­der the po­lit­i­cal re­spon­si­bil­ity of Deb­o­rah Schem­bri and Prime Min­is­ter Joseph Mus­cat, was also at the cen­tre of the Cafe Pre­mier and Gaf­farena scan­dals.

The Na­tion­al­ist Party called for Schem­bri to re­spond to the ac­cu­sa­tions in­stead of ig­nor­ing her re­spon­si­bil­i­ties as she had done with the Paceville Mas­ter­plan.

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