10 Aug Updated : Prime Minister should apologise to Police
Up till yesterday I was offering my help as an elected memeber of parliament to the prime Minister especially in the fields of justice, home affaisr and constituional issues. I have been loyal to the PN principles even when Carm was doing his his part to destroy justice and home affirs. I am still offering my help to the PM.
I am sorry to say this. This is the motto of the evil clique : they blame you for their mistakes and they steal and take the merit of your good ideas. They do not resign for creating problems, yet they expect credit when the same problems are solved.
After announcing reform of the police force and now a better remuneration package for the police force, issues for which I have strongly campaigned, and were not done for the nine years that Carm was in the justice and home affairs ministry, the Prime Minister should apologise to the police corps for imposing Carm Mifsud Bonnici as minister for Justice and Home Affairs. It is the bare minimum.
The police were utterly fed up of him. They are still without a Police Academy and without a decent union like all other policemen in Europe. Carm is renowned for procrastination and neverending negotiations leading nowhere. The restorative justice Act introducing parole is still not fully in place.
The PN executive condemned me for pushing these reforms at the same time that I was speaking ain parliament about these reforms whicha re now being implemented. These things happen in totalitarian states.
I do not expect the Prime Minister to thank me for pushing these reforms. I do not expect any apologies or thanks. The police appreciate. As a criminal lawyer for over ten years I have respect for the police especially those individuals who really love their work and perform their duties with love and dedication. Still much more needs to be done to strenghten the police force, a lot of points are included in my private members’ motion.
But the Prime Minister has the duty and responsibility to apologise to the Police Force of Malta for imposing Carm Mifsud Bonnici as minister on them for all those years. If Carm Mifsud Bonnici was PN candidate who got least votes from the Cottonera district in the last election, after his father was elected from years from the same district, it is surely not my fault. And it is surely not my fault if he mismanaged his portfolio.
The Executive Committee should revoke its decisions, not only because they were proceduarally incorrect violating the rules of natural justice, but wrong also on the merits.