Quotes of the week
“Those who choose public life are open to scrutiny.”
Nationalist MP Francis Zammit Dimech defending journalists’ rights during a parliamentary committee debate on revisiting media laws.
“Society is shocked by the mistakes... someone has to answer for them.”
President George Abela appealing to prosecuting officers to be precise when issuing charges after two high-profile cases were thrown out on a technicality.
“I am more of an embarrassment to the party than an asset.”
Labour MP Adrian Vassallo explaining in a handwritten letter why he, a “conservative”, no longer felt he had a place in the “progressive” party.
“Carried out under extreme pressure and... in good faith.”
Enemalta chairman Louis Giordimaina’s reply to an inquiry’s conclusions that found the corporation guilty of serious shortcomings in the way it illegally burned off gallons of the hazardous chemical mercaptan.
“I can’t understand why I’m always refused entry to Paceville clubs.”
Ivorian immigrant Dicko Osman attempting to understand Malta’s laws on discrimination and why the police told him to go home after bouncers turned him away.
The Sliema council declaring war on unruly developers who disregard regulations to the detriment of frustrated residents.