Partit Demokratiku has challenged the seven officials involved in Simon Busuttil’s allegations of money-laundering to ask for an independent inquiry to clear their names.
Judge Giovanni Grixti recently threw out the allegations – which stemmed from the Panama Papers – as not being sufficient to justify an inquiry.
But PD deputy leader Timothy Alden said that the officials were “ pretending that their names have been cleared”, because they had succeeded in blocking an independent investigation from taking place.
“There can be no exoneration without investigations which make the full truth being public knowledge. Furthermore, it is crucial to be on guard against investigations with incomplete or narrow remits, as the decisions which result from them are made using incomplete information,” he said.
“The Labour Party is contradicting the