Justice Minister tries to hide, instead of investigating, claims of corruption – PN
The Justice Minister is trying to hide, rather than investigate, reports of corruption at Identity Malta, the Nationalist Party said in a statement.
By doing this, Minister Owen Bonnici is making himself an accomplice on two counts, the statement added.
This is because the minister is not taking steps against people employed in an agency under his political responsibility, an agency that has been taken to court by the Electoral Commission.
“Identity Malta is being run in a corrupt way,” the PN said, and has been for months illegally refusing to pass on detailed information on people who are buying Maltese citizenship, which comes with the right to vote. When two weeks ago Shadow Minister Jason Azzopardi uncovered abuses by identity Malta in Parliament, Minister Bonnici had tried to ridicule the Opposition.
Identity Malta does not want to say who will be eligible to vote in the next election, and is finding refuge in Minister Bonnici, the PN said.
The PN challenged the government to launch an inquiry into the matter.