My father would have suf­fered a stroke if he saw what Mizzi and Schem­bri did – Mark An­thony Sam­mut

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“If my father was still alive and saw what Min­is­ter Konrad Mizzi and Chief of Staff Keith Schem­bri did, he would have suf­fered a stroke,” Dr Mark An­thony Sam­mut said dur­ing the IN­DEPTH pro­gramme.

Dr Sam­mut, who is the son of Frans Sam­mut, au­thor and cul­tural con­sul­tant to for­mer Prime Min­is­ter Al­fred Sant, was re­fer­ring to the Panama Pa­pers scan­dal while be­ing in­ter­viewed by Rachel At­tard, news ed­i­tor of The Malta In­de­pen­dent.

Dr Sam­mut not only crit­i­cised Prime Min­is­ter Joseph Mus­cat and his gov­ern­ment but also gave rea­sons why the Na­tion­al­ist Party leader Si­mon Busut­til is the only at­trac­tive al­ter­na­tive for this coun­try. He said that the gov­ern­ment han­dled the Panama Pa­pers scan­dal poorly.

“If Dr Mus­cat took Dr Al­fred Sant and Min­is­ter Evarist Bar­tolo’s ad­vice, that he should tell Dr Mizzi and Mr Schem­bri to step down, I would have seen the sit­u­a­tion dif­fer­ently,” Dr Sam­mut, a for­mer Labour can­di­date who twice con­tested the gen­eral elec­tion, said.

He added that the “au­dit that the Prime Min­is­ter launched will lead to nowhere.”

Dr Sam­mut launched his lat­est book L-Aqwa fl-Ewropa. IlPanama Pa­pers u l-Poter a few weeks ago. The con­tent of this book was dis­cussed dur­ing the pro­gramme along with other is­sues.

The pro­gramme will be up­loaded on our web­site to­day.

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