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Quotes of The Week

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    “Tell the truth irrespective of pain – this is not a hospital.” PAC chairman Jason Azzopardi reminding Enemalta’s former chief financial officer Pippo Pandolfino that he was under oath and had to speak out irrespective of the court case against...

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    “This agreement, which translates into tens of millions of euros, will immediately have a positive impact on a nationwide scale.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on the deal which will see a Chinese State-owned energy company becoming a minority...

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    “Enemalta is still in a bad shape. This agreement will help address this and provide consumers with a cushion.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat hailing the deal to buy oil, fuel and gas at discounted rates from Libya. “Every breath he takes is a...

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    “I have nothing to say.” Convicted criminal Charles Attard, known as iż-Żambi, refuses to explain his role in a meeting between Home Affairs Ministry chief of staff Silvio Scerri and a man wrongly accused of a hold-up. “This is not what America...

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    “Whoever wants to contribute should be given the chance to do so.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat defending his decision to give disgraced Gozo Channel chairman Joseph Grech a second chance by engaging him as an adviser to the ferry company. “They...

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    “Legal hunters deter poachers.” St Hubert’s Hunters secretary Mark Mifsud Bonnici believes extending the autumn hunting season was unnecessary. “Foreign people at Arriva were oblivious to the Maltese mentality and tried to introduce work...

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    “We cannot give in to the barefaced breach of international law by this captain.” National Security Minister Manuel Malla accusing the captain of tanker MT Salamis of ignoring orders from Italy to take 102 rescued migrants to Libya. “The comments...

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    “I have no obligation, ethical, political or otherwise to talk to the media.” Former Nationalist minister Austin Gatt defending his decision to refrain from answering any questions on political matters since he retired. “This never happened under...

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    “They were killed for nothing.” Mona Camilleri speaks about the murder of her husband Mario Camilleri l-Imnieħru and her son Mario Jnr. “Personal use of drugs should no longer be treated as a judicial issue.” Giovanni Bonello, head of the...

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    “I will be enjoying life but this does not mean I will disappear.” Former Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi in his resignation speech to Parliament. “This House has just lost its best orator”. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat pays tribute to Dr Gonzi in...

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    “We wanted Europe to wake up and smell the coffee.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat failing to say if his plan to return Somalis to Libya without giving them the chance to apply for asylum was simply an act of provocation to get the EU to act. “When...

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    “You can call me tough or heartless... but we want the same concrete solidarity used to save the banks.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat warning the EU that Malta will use all the legitimate powers at its disposal to express its dissatisfaction...

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    “I thought that before recruiting them there should be certain screening.” Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia defending his decision to sit in on interviews of secret service agents. “Degrading.” Home Affairs spokesman Jason Azzopardi slamming a...

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    “The Attorney General is requesting that he be put away for life.” Lawyer Phillip Galea Farrugia addressing the court before David Zerafa was sentenced for the brutal murder of a Gozitan lawyer. “The Court system favours the wrongdoer.” Justice...

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    “If you have a problem with the waiver and its details, go to the Office of the Prime Minister.” Parliamentary Secretary Franco Mercieca when asked to disclose the contents of his waiver from the ministerial code of ethics. Later in the week Mr...

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    “Tagħna lkoll, tagħna lkoll.” Prisoners chant the Labour Party’s electoral slogan after being informed by Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia they would be granted an amnesty. “Party underestimated Joseph Muscat.” The Nationalist Party defeat...

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    “People have a right to know and we want to correct any fears about what is going on.” Police Commissioner Peter Paul Zammit addressing his first crime conference after the murder of Paul Degabriele, which is possibly connected to a web of violent...

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    “The huge majority of member states are adamantly opposed to this idea.” European Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström dashing hopes that Malta would get any help to relocate irregular immigrants. “I expressed doubts on how the Government...

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    “Lawrence Gonzi is on the list of prime ministers since Independence who have worked to create a nation.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat heaping praise on former Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi as he steps down as Leader of the Opposition to make way...

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    “I want a meaningful change.” Newly elected PN leader Simon Busuttil urging his party to change its approach and attitude to bring people back into the fold. “If you fall, don’t stay there and complain, get up and walk again.” Outgoing PN leader...

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