Perhaps, Konrad Mizzi fears that migrants rioting against injustice could inspire the Maltese electorate to follow their example. Luckily for him, it’s the migrants who seem to be the only ones pissed off enough to riot. Meanwhile, his electorate obediently swallows abuse.
To grasp the reasons for the immense disparity between Daphne Caruana Galizia’s international fame and her formally ostracized status in Malta, we should begin by understanding how her legacy is perceived outside of Malta and nationally.
Maltese citizens need to abandon a hypocritical approach to politics. We need to sit down and have a rational debate on how to politically modernise our polity—this is what Malta needs most right now.
The controversial government officials resign to launch a culinary show on ONE TV called Kċina Konrad Keith, or KKK.
Malta is a culturally diverse country with a complex social and political sphere—the fact which might come across as unexpected of an island state of such a minuscule size. And due to this complexity, Malta’s everyday political and social realities could be a treacherous terrain to navigate.
When information is fragmented and is constantly perverted to advance vested interests, it is only reasonable to doubt its accuracy. And when matters of justice are treated as mere pawns in partisan power games, democracy is indeed in danger.
The critique that anti-corruption activists like Roberta Metsola and David Casa directed towards Keith Schembri’s and Konrad Mizzi’s Panama companies was neither about legitimacy nor the compromised ethics of offshore finance.