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WWW.MALTATODAY.COM.MT WEDNESDAY EDITION €1.00 WEDNESDAY • 4 JANUARY 2023 • ISSUE 825 • PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY EDITORIAL • PAGE 11 PAGE 3 PAGE 3 PAGE 5 Former Labour MP Silvio Parnis passes away at 57 NICOLE MEILAK SILVIO Parnis, who in the past served as parliamentary secretary for active ageing and persons with disability, has died at the age of 57. Parnis served as Paola mayor and was first elected in parliament in 1998. He did not contest the last election after he was left out of a Cabinet reshuffle in 2020. Parnis had been battling cancer for quite some time, but his health took a turn for the worse towards the end of the year. Tributes immediately poured in for Parnis after his death was announced. The Labour Party celebrated his mem- ory and described him as someone "who always practiced the values of social justice and helping the less for- tunate". Government proposes simple majority vote in case of deadlock Patients should be compensated for purchases of out-of-stock medicine - PN Appointment of standards commissioner KURT SANSONE GOVERNMENT has published the legal text of an amendment to introduce an an- ti-deadlock mechanism in the appointment of the standards commissioner. The Bill was published in the Government Gazette on 27 December after the Prime Minister presented the First Reading in parliament on 19 December. Silvio Parnis

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