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The Latest Developments in the Daphne Saga

The Daphne Caruana Galizia case shook the country to its core. Considering this very tangled web, many fear that the full truth and justice will never be delivered. The case is something you would normally associate with a mafia movie, if it weren’t so painstakingly real.

This case consists of the blatant assassination of one of the country’s most prominent journalists. Not only does it include such a controversial assassination, the people implicated are close to government, with a leading businessman at the centre of it all.

A few days ago, one of the alleged hitmen, Vince Muscat, renowned as “il-kohhu” has admitted to his involvement in the murder. He revealed what he knew about the car bomb and the murder of lawyer Carmel Chircop. Following his revelations, the police raided the alleged bomb makers.

Although this is indeed a significant development, are we really any closer to solving this case which will remain etched in Malta’s history for years to come?

Following this major development in the Daphne Caruana Galizia case, the optimism showcased by Robert Abela was deemed futile by some, where it is believed that this was an attempt to impress international bodies, showing that Malta is making significant inroads. In one of his recent messages, Robert Abela emphasised that the rule of law functions in Malta and that institutions are working.

Although this is indeed a move forward in the investigation, there are several questions that remain unanswered. Such would include the exact role played by the alleged mastermind Yorgen Fenech. What was his motive to set up this assassination? Why was Keith Schembri extensively mentioned in this case? There are many doubts surrounding this case, with the ultimate question being whether the former Prime Minister Joseph Muscat knew about the involvement of the perpetrators.

The police commissioner also had some comments to make. He announced that all people involved in the murder had been apprehended. Some may deem this as an ambitious statement.

Another point of contention is why Vince Muscat was given a presidential pardon when making his second request, when the first was rejected. 

What do you make of the recent developments of the Daphne Caruana Galizia case? Do you think that the institutions are working in an effective manner? Would you expect anything else? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

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