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SAVIOUR BALZAN SILVIO Scerri, the former chief of staff to minister Manuel Mallia, has been appointed to the post of chief enforcement officer at Transport Malta, where he will be responsible for the overall enforcement of the provisions of the Transport Authority Act, which regulates road, sea and air transport. Scerri was appointed without any call for ap- plications. He had lost his job as chief of staff to former home affairs minister Manuel Mallia in Decem- ber 2014 after an inquiry implicating him in the way the government com- municated details on an incident where security driver Paul Sheehan fired shots at a motorist who nicked the ministerial ve- hicle. MATTHEW VELLA THE revolving door has worked well for Nationalist MP Tonio Fene- ch, who drifted straight into the world of private investment funds and joined former Bank of Valletta executives within months of losing his hat as finance minister in 2013. He even became the chairman of an advisory firm whose registered owner is a British Virgin Islands company. Fenech, who left Pricewaterhouse- Coopers in 2004 to take up the job of parliamentary secretary for fi- nance under Lawrence Gonzi, has declared a long list of directorships in parliament this month, together with his assets. Fenech, who spoke to MaltaToday yesterday, said that as an MP it was his right to have a separate profes- sion. "I assure you that none of the companies involved in create a con- f lict of interest with my parliament duties," Fenech said, and pointed out that Maltese laws do not give ministers transitional allowances to prevent so called 'revolving doors' conf licts: that is, when government officials drift into the private sector they previously regulated. Three involvements in particular show the switch the ex-minister made to accept the corporate shil- ling from business groups also lo- cated in tax havens, even though there is nothing illegal about the services he renders. Newspaper post 8 14 15 €1.40 PAGE 4 Diplomats get the third degree... from kids! Malta at centre of organic food fraud SUNDAY • 8 MAY 2016 • ISSUE 861 • PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY YOUR FIRST READ AND FIRST CLICK OF THE DAY WWW.MALTATODAY.COM.MT SUNDAY • SUNDAY • 8 MAY 2016 • ISSUE 861 8 MAY 2016 • ISSUE 861 • PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY • PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY YOUR FIRST READ AND FIRST CLICK OF THE DAY WWW.MALTATODAY.COM.MT maltatoday Air Malta: selling off the family silver? No revolving door hang-ups for Fenech Former finance minister Tonio Fenech is chairman of advisory firm wholly-owned by a BVI company and acts as company secretary to a Jersey corporate firm Scerri: former aide lands top TM job Former minister's aide Silvio Scerri is Transport Malta chief enforcement officer PGS 6-7 PANAMA PAPERS Civil Society Network demands 'change to normal' in call for resignation of minister and PM's top aide in offshore scandal PGS 2-3 'I don't render services to offshore firms' Scerri: top job Protestors made their anger felt yesterday in a demonstration outside the House of Representatives calling for the resignations of minister Konrad Mizzi and the PM's chief of staff Keith Schembri for opening offshore firms in Panama while in office PHOTO RAY ATTARD No, I won't be Joseph's sidekick... Edward Zammit Lewis 16 Inside the secret garden Genetically modified crimes

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