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WWW.MALTATODAY.COM.MT WEDNESDAY EDITION WEDNESDAY • 3 JUNE 2015 • ISSUE 418 • PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY €1.00 EDITORIAL PAGE 10 Newspaper post Skanska held negotiations with FMS 'in bad faith' - Camilleri MIRIAM DALLI THE former chairman of the Foun- dation for Medical Services, archi- tect Paul Camilleri, startled Judge Philip Sciberras' inquiry into the Mater Dei Hospital situation by say- ing that Skanska were holding nego- tiations with FMS "in bad faith" and "there could also have been fraudu- lent or malicious intent". Camilleri has revealed a thread of emails which confirm his intentions of keeping the Finance Ministry and the Office of the Prime Minister in the loop over the Project Closure Agreement. More specifically, Camilleri had requested a meeting in January 2009 with former prime minister Law- rence Gonzi to discuss the contract closure negotiations with Skanska, the Swedish contractors responsible for designing and constructing the €600 million hospital. Camilleri, who is currently recov- ering from a serious injury, com- municated with Judge Sciberras' board of inquiry after Gonzi told MaltaToday that he would have "never authorised or countenanced such a blanket waiver". Although the inquiry had already concluded its report, Camilleri felt the need to forward the correspondence to the board. In the email to Gonzi requesting a meeting, Camilleri wrote: "Pres- ently I am drafting a memoran- dum outlining the salient points; the idea being to first obtain FMS board approval, subsequently De- cision Group approval (essentially Minister Dalli's approval) and then Cabinet's approval (and possibly in parallel), Director of Contracts' ap- proval." On the same day, Gonzi replied that he would be asking his secre- tary to set up the meeting. The meeting, however, never took place. In a press statement, Gonzi con- firmed receiving an email from Camilleri but said that the meeting was not held "due to other commitments during that month, including an official visit to Germany". He reiterated that the Project Closure Agreement was never brought to the attention of the Cabinet and went on to add it was "untrue" that the waiver clauses hindered the govern- ment in any way to seek redress for any bad workmanship or fraudulent activity. Former FMS chief reveals who knew what CONTINUES PAGE 7 SEE PAGES 4, 5 CONCRETEGATE An incredible tale of fraud which will cost the taxpayer €35 million Paul Camilleri

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