Article: With a straight face, Malta signs 87-point UN pledge to end impunity, protect journalists and prosecute corrupt politicians

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With a straight face, Malta signs 87-point UN pledge to end impunity, protect journalists and prosecute corrupt politicians

Alice Elizabeth Taylor, 04 June 2021

The Maltese government has signed a United Nations declaration promising to “investigate, prosecute, and punish threats and acts of violence” against journalists, provide a “Safe and enabling environment” for whistleblowers, and ‘take effective measures” to “prevent, investigate, and prosecute” corruption involving public officials.

The declaration on “challenges and measures to prevent and combat corruption and strengthen international cooperation” was signed yesterday at the first-ever UN General Assembly Special Session against Corruption, which started yesterday and will close on Saturday. Continue reading “Article: With a straight face, Malta signs 87-point UN pledge to end impunity, protect journalists and prosecute corrupt politicians”

Article: Ex-top aide to former Maltese PM charged with corruption

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Ex-top aide to former Maltese PM charged with corruption

FRANCES D’EMILIO, Associated Press, 21 March 2021

ROME (AP) — A former top government aide in Malta who was investigated by a journalist later killed by a car bomb has been arraigned in a Maltese court on charges of money-laundering, fraud and corruption.

Keith Schembri, who was chief of staff to Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, entered a not-guilty plea to the charges, which stem from an investigation of alleged financial crimes going back years. Continue reading “Article: Ex-top aide to former Maltese PM charged with corruption”