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Social partners condemn journalist’s murder

The General Workers’ Union, Chamber of Commerce and Malta Employers’ Association all condemned yesterday’s car bomb attack

Staff Reporter
17 October 2017, 4:39pm
The site of Caruana Galizia's murder
The site of Caruana Galizia's murder
The General Workers’ Union, Chamber of Commerce and Malta Employers’ Association have all extended their condolences to the family of Daphne Caruana Galizia after she was brutally murdered in a car bombing yesterday, while urging authorities to do everything within their power to to bring those responsible to justice.

The General Workers’ Union said it wanted to express its sorrow at the fact that a member of the press had fallen victim to “reactionary and criminal elements”.

“At time like these our country needs to reflect on the meaning of national unity, respect towards the law, freedom of expression and the right to privacy,” it said in a statement.

“No behaviour justifies actions like these which are intended to stop a person from expressing themselves,” said the GWU.

The Malta Employers Association said it was “shocked and dismayed” at the brutal killing.

“This cowardly act strikes at the heart of the freedom of expression and investigative journalism,” it said, describing Monday as “one of Malta’s darkest days in its post-independence history”.

This was echoed by the Chamber of Commerce, which also condemned the killing.

“At this dark hour, the Chamber reiterates its appeal for national unity, respect and justice, in the interest of all society in Malta,” it said in a brief statement.