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Quotes of The Week

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    “Every promotion brings with it changes that are not all appreciated.” Former police commissioner Peter Paul Zammit’s first comments to the press after resigning – he is the shortest-lived officer in the position since 1975. “They should not be...

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    “Society needs to understand that the proposed decriminalisation of drugs is completely different from outright legalisation.” Justice Minister Owen Bonnici commenting on a Eurobarometer report which showed only 14 per cent of Maltese agreed with...

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    “We chose national unity over partisan politics and this is another sign that we want to start doing politics differently.” A Nationalist Party spokesman after PN leader Simon Busuttil tweeted that the party will bring forward its traditional...

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    “Peacemaking calls for courage, much more so than warfare.” Pope Francis appealing for peace in the Middle East during a prayer service at the Vatican with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. “Isn’t it time for...

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    “Today it is hunting... tomorrow it may be something else.” FKNK president Joe Perici Calascione while presenting a petition of 104,293 signatures calling on MPs to make it illegal for minority rights to be abolished by referendum. “You killed my...

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    “The party needs a different strategy and a radical overhaul.” PN committee members speaking after the party’s executive committee discussed its disappointing result in the European Parliament election. “Not the time to chicken out.” PN leader...

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    “There is no exemption for police officers not to attend court sittings.” Justice Minister Owen Bonnici insisting that although the EP election put a strain on police resources this did not mean sittings ground to a halt. “We’re fighting red tape...

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    “Blood was flowing everywhere.” Kleaven Cassar recalls the horror of seeing his son after he was attacked in Paceville. “Cyrus [Engerer] has already paid for his mistake.” Civil Rights Minister Helena Dalli says she has no intention of sacking...

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    “His courage makes him a soldier of steel.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat praising Cyrus Engerer who pulled out of the European Parliament race after he was found guilty of distributing pornographic images of his ex-boy­friend in an attempt to...

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    “A throwback to the time when the price of canned tuna was set by the State.” The Nationalist Party reacting to the “good news” promised by the Prime Minister that saw petrol prices drop by 2c and other fuel costs locked. “Moment of truth for the...

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    “We have to remain prudent in the face of the cultural tsunami the society is facing, from divorce to same-sex unions.” Gozo Bishop Mario Grech after the positive Malta result of the Vatican survey on moral issues. “It is only children who have a...

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    “A historic step forward for equality.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat hails the new civil unions law. “We felt an abstention that everybody could accept was better than a free vote.” Opposition leader Simon Busuttil defends his party’s decision to...

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    “If it didn’t do me any good, then it served the party well.” Labour MEP Joseph Cuschieri re­flecting on whether changing his mind to re-contest the EP election would deal him a blow at the polls after claiming he didn’t want to be among the...

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    “She worked without expecting anything in return.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat heaps praise on new President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. “She had everything to live for.” A statement read out by the family of cliff fall victim Lisa Maria Zahra...

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    “I wouldn’t have signed the Bill. Principles are not for sale.” Former president Eddie Fenech Adami reacting to outgoing President George Abela’s decision not to sign the Civil Unions Bill into law. “The code of ethics should be the bible of the...

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    “Ship will sail away once gas pipeline with Italy is in place.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat reveal­ing that the controversial LNG tanker, set to be moored in Marsa­xlokk Bay will be shifted within eight to nine years. “This is not a case police...

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    “I know you like being seen with dictators but we live in a democracy.” Opposition leader Simon Busuttil chastises Prime Minister Joseph Muscat during the Xarabank debate. “The future is bright for Malta.” A tweet by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat...

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    “I never aspired to this.” Presidential nominee Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca says she is not fond of ceremonial poses. “A schizophrenic experience.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat describes the notoriously bureaucratic public sector. “This degrading...

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    “They (the police) were violent.It was loud, shouting and hitting.” A migrant claims the police were heavy-handed during Tuesday’s riot at a detention centre. “This is obscene and verging on the criminal.” Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi is outraged...

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    “Phenomenal number of tip-offs.” Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi says the net in the electricity-theft racket was widening. “Only logical to hold an election.” Speaking at the launch of his autobiography, former prime minister Eddie Fenech Adami...

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