STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF MALTA

The Prime Minister yesterday reported to the Police that he received a message saying that unless he advised in favour of a presidential pardon, a testimony would be given by Yorgen Fenech to implicate that he had two telephone calls with him some months back.

No such calls were ever made. This can easily be verified. The Prime Minister already said he met Yorgen Fenech at either social events or at meetings in his role as shareholder of one of the country’s biggest group of companies. The last such encounter was in February 2019.

The Prime Minister refused an initial request for pardon by Yorgen Fenech following advice by the Attorney General and the Police Commissioner. The Cabinet refused a second request under similar advice after the Prime Minister withdrew from the meeting.

The Prime Minister is not aware of any testimony given yet, as reported in sections of the media, but repudiates any claim made in the fourth version of a testimony after the said pardon was not given for the second time.

Source: Office of the Prime Minister