Malta: anti-corruption blogger killed in car bomb attack

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  1. Idris2002

    Idris2002 perkins saved by moscow gold

    Malta blogger killed in car bomb attack

    She exposed the prime minister's connections to the corrupt networks revealed in the Panama papers.

    I am reminded of something someone I know who has, let's say, 'an insight into how things work in Malta' told me: he said that he believed that Malta would never be allowed into the EU because it was so corrupt. Sure enough, a few years later, guess which Mediterranean island was admitted to the Euro Union. . .
     
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  2. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    Bastards.
     
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  3. NoXion

    NoXion Keep an eye out for diamonds

    A gross and vulgar display of power from someone who clearly has too much of it, along with wealth.
     
  4. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

    Sickening, both in terms of the attack and that someone was left to expose the monumental corruption by themselves.
     
  5. bubblesmcgrath

    bubblesmcgrath Well-Known Member

    Despicable murder...

    She seems to have been an exceptionally strong journalist...exposing corruption on a large scale.
    Awful death... :(
    Watching interviews with Maltese citizens today was frightening.....one man said "if you keep stepping on someone's feet you're going to get hit...maybe she deserved it"... Horrendous attitude.
    Another woman said " this is not what you expect in a democratic country...it is not what you want in a democracy ".

    Rest in peace.
     
  6. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff joy in people

    I have family there. This is horrendous but not a surprise. There are regular mafia hits there still too :(:mad:
     
  7. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

  8. extra dry

    extra dry Happy to be here

    They can not kill everyone.

    Spain need to its act together or more regions will split.
     
  9. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

  10. Idris2002

    Idris2002 perkins saved by moscow gold

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  11. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    They released Schembri and he is 'no longer of interest to investigators'.

    The PM might resign today. Says Fenech wont get immunity.

    And Mizzi wasnt the only one who had trouble on Tuesday:

    No immunity for Malta journalist murder suspect
     
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  12. Idris2002

    Idris2002 perkins saved by moscow gold

    "Marge, this government thing goes right to the president" - or Prime Minister in this case.

     
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  13. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    This was all suspected from the beginning was it not? Still, good to have all the details come out.
     
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  14. Idris2002

    Idris2002 perkins saved by moscow gold

    So long as the perps go down, and don't get Epsteined.
     
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  15. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    *Liked* just for the word "Epsteined."
     
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