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Nationalist MP Franco Debono reveals that he received death threat as he raised a breach of privilege against finance minister Tonio Fenech.
28 November 2012, 12:00am
Minutes before the finance minister commenced his budget speech, the MP revealed that he received a death threat and an empty shotgun cartridge with a note saying "If the government goes down, everybody will go down."
Saying that he has gone through martyrdom for the past year, Debono said: "As a democratically elected MP I should have the right and freedom to carry out my duties according to conscience without being intimidated by anyone, including Tonio Fenech."
He demanded a police investigation over this anonymous letter and tabled the evidence in Parliament.
Saying that he was highly offended by Fenech, the Ghaxaq MP explained that on yesterday's edition of Bondiplus on TVM, Fenech attributed the 12-point lead the Labour Party is enjoying in the polls to the actions of Franco Debono, Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando and Jesmond Mugliett who did not toe the party line in parliament.
Debono also said that he felt offended by the minister's claims that the Parliamentary seat belongs to the party and not the person.
"You cannot sink to a lower ebb then claiming that the Parliamentary seat belongs to the party and not to the person," Debono stressed.
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