Former PN Leader, Panama Papers Journalists Lambast Judge Over Ruling: ‘Are People In Power Above The Law?’

Former Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil has hit out at a judge’s recent refusal to order a magisterial inquiry into the Panama Papers as “truly shocking”, warning that the ruling sends out a message that people in power are above the law.

“I find the decision truly shocking because one would never expect a Court of Appeal to turn down a request to start an inquiry when the Prime Minister’s very own Chief of Staff and one of his top cabinet Ministers have been caught opening a secret company in Panama to pocket €5,000 a day from one of the owners of the new power station,” Busuttil said in a Facebook post.

“The respected Venice Commission recently expressed serious concern on the rule of law in Malta and in particular, on the independence of the judiciary. However, I never imagined it would be such a struggle for justice to prevail in

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