Mal­te­seSer­bian com­mu­nity con­demns ‘mis­guided acts’ of some Serb na­tion­als

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The Mal­tese-Ser­bian com­mu­nity has con­demned the ag­gres­sive and crim­i­nal be­hav­iour com­mit­ted by Ser­bian na­tion­als who live in Malta.

In a state­ment the com­mu­nity said it was “deeply con­cerned” with the re­cent up­surge in vi­o­lence af­fect­ing the so­ci­ety in Malta at large.

“Whilst of­fer­ing our sin­cere con­do­lences and prayers to the vic­tims of all crimes, we also con­demn the mis­guided acts of some of our na­tion­als.”

The com­mu­nity said it stands firm in its ut­ter refu­ta­tion of any acts of vi­o­lence and strongly con­demns all ag­gres­sive and crim­i­nal be­hav­iour.

“Our mis­sion is to bring peo­ple to­gether and mean­ing­fully con­trib­ute to the lo­cal com­mu­nity life, as well as pro­mote cul­tural, sportive, ed­u­ca­tional and eco­nomic ac­tiv­i­ties. For this rea­son, we de­plore all hos­tile and crim­i­nal be­hav­iour in Malta, but we also share the con­cern over ris­ing in­jus­tice and prej­u­dice in the so­ci­ety in gen­eral.

“We strongly be­lieve that the iso­lated and highly re­gret­table acts of cer­tain in­di­vid­u­als should not de­tract the pub­lic at­ten­tion from the ben­e­fits of our life in a mul­ti­cul­tural en­vi­ron­ment, and the pos­i­tive im­pact of the vast ma­jor­ity of the hard-work­ing expat com­mu­nity on Malta’s so­ci­ety and econ­omy.”

The Mal­tese-Ser­bian Com­mu­nity said it will re­main ac­tive in pro­mot­ing in­te­gra­tion and cross­cul­tural un­der­stand­ing to en­sure that the ben­e­fits of a mul­ti­cul­tural en­vi­ron­ment in our so­ci­ety are con­veyed prop­erly.

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