22 Jul Carm should stop blaming others (1)
The Sunday Times of today carries comments on page 5 by Dr Carm Mifsud Bonnici blaming others for his resignation, without mentioning names. This is very unjust and surely not in the Catholic spirit.
Unfortunately he has only himself to blame. Just look at the opposite page (4), a story continued from the front page entitled : ‘Despair of soldiers in ‘obscene’ Safi centre’.
Wasnt Dr Carm Mifsud Bonnici responsible for immigration policy?
The subheadings in page 4 are : ‘Plea for taser guns as angry soldier tells of poor conditions at centre’ and ‘You have to catch escapees using just your bare hands’. Any further comments as to why Dr Carm Mifsud Bonnici had to resign are superfluous.
Already a man has been killed in Qormi whilst being arrested by three police officers some years ago, possibly because the police had no taser guns. Dr Carm Mifsud Bonnici was responsible for the police.
Dr Carm Mifsud Bonnici should stop blaming others for his mismanagment and mistakes. He has only himself to blame.
Just to name a few Dr Carm Mifsud Bonnici should apologise to :
- the soldiers and detention officers at detention centres,
- to all those immigrants and their children who have suffered the sub-standard conditions in detention centres as outlined repeatedly by various international organisations
- all the police officers in the Corps who, for years have been denied, and are still being denied the right to join a decent union like every police officer around Europe,
- the Police Corps who have had for years inadeguate forensic facilities,
- all those who for years were denied legal assitance during arrest because he failed to implement the right,
- apologise to Bastjan Borg’s family because he was possibly killed whilst being arrested because the police had no taser guns,
- to the whole country for allowing under his portfolio a prison where both inmantes and warders have been convicted of drug trafficking even on grand scales,
- to prison warders for the long hours they are working due to staff shortage,
- to the family of the inmate who was found dead in prison under suspicious circumstances and the inquiry has not yet been concluded,
- to the person who was almost stabbed to death in a Gozo courtromm, because according to Carm security couldn’t be installated at the entrance of the same courts
- to the Maltese people for the construction of the Strait Street law courts extension which had to be subsequently demolished at the taxpayer’s expense
And he should apologise to those he is unjustly systematically blaming for his mistakes.
Maybe i dont go to mass as much as he does. But i forgive him. And I hope the other victims of his mismanagement forgive him too.
For Lino Spiteri Dr Carm Mifsud Bonnici might be ‘the gentlest of all ministers’ as he describes him in today’s Times yet I’ m sure the people on the front page of the Sunday Times, as well as those I indicated above think otherwise.