Evening Daily News Feed Roundup

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These are the main news reported by the leading Maltese news portals:


The hunger strike by Alfred Degiorgio known as il-Fulu, is now in its third day. He is one of the three man accused of murdering Daphne Caruana Galizia. TVM is informed that Mr Degiorio is under the strict supervision of a doctor who is visiting him at least twice a day. Source: TVM

Pieter Omtzigt has lamented that recommendations made to Malta by the Venice Commission and other international bodies were not put in place under the Joseph Muscat administration. Source: MaltaToday

Murder suspect Yorgen Fenech had sent out feelers in 2016 about a €2 million proposal to buy The Malta Independent with hotelier Silvio Debono. At the time of the approach, The Malta Independent had access to the Panama Papers, which laid bare plans by former OPM chief of staff Keith Schembri and former energy and tourism minister Konrad Mizzi to receive up to $2 million from 17 Black, owned by Yorgen Fenech. Source: Times of Malta

Police officers succeeded in “covering their tracks” in order to avoid their alleged overtime abuses being noticed in the Police Force’ annual overtime evaluation report, former Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia said on Friday. Source: The Malta Independent

PN’s veteran politician Louis Galea has categorically denied wanting to take Adrian Delia’s role and therefore act as an interim PN leader. In a press statement Galea, who is currently responsible for implementing party reforms has also categorically denied he was approached to consider being an interim PN leader. Source: Newsbook



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