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ANALYSIS WWW.MALTATODAY.COM.MT WEDNESDAY EDITION €1.00 Newspaper post PAGE 3 WEDNESDAY • 4 DECEMBER 2019 • ISSUE 667 • PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY EDITORIAL • PAGE 9 NEWS PAGE 7 PAGE 3 PAGES 4 & 5 MEPs 'unconvinced' at Muscat meeting, but praise police investigators Has the Grinch stolen Christmas? Cabinet ministers' rage over Schembri's involvement Police were sloppy with Chief-of-Staff MATTHEW VELLA CABINET ministers who grilled Malta's Commissioner of Police and the lead investigator in the Daphne Caruana Galizia investigation were "furious" to learn that Joseph Mus- cat's chief of staff Keith Schembri was not given a thorough interrogation. Multiple sources who spoke to Mal- taToday about last Thursday's Cabi- net meeting said ministers, especially those who are lawyers, were enraged at learning that Schembri was not questioned thoroughly on the con- tents of a letter he is believed to have passed on to suspect Yorgen Fenech, through the Tumas family doctor Adrian Vella. Joseph Muscat was not present in- side the room when the meeting was taking place, to discuss the request by Tumas magnate Yorgen Fenech to be granted a presidential pardon to turn state's evidence. Additionally, ministers learnt that there had been "heavy traffic" of mes- saging between Fenech and Schembri the day before the millionaire's at- tempted escape aboard his luxury yacht. Keith Schembri Yorgen Fenech: Schembri made 'considerable efforts' to stop him passing information to police

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