[WATCH] Busuttil: Muscat loses opportunity to bring closure on Panamagate

Opposition leader says full weight of the law will have to be visited on law firms and financial services firms that employed Mossack Fonseca for tax avoidance purposes

Simon Busuttil
Simon Busuttil
Simon Busuttil: Muscat has not achieved closure on Panamagate

Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said that the Prime Minister had an opportunity to offer closure on Panamagate, but that he had closed his ears to what the public wants, showing little care for their sentiment to do what is in his personal interest.

“As MPs we had an opportunity to sack Konrad Mizzi, a decision that Joseph Muscat did not take. We will keep on insisting on this,” Busuttil said.

The PN leader also said that he expected that the full weight of the law be visited on the names that are yet to emerge from the International Consortium of International Journalists’ trove of clients of Mossack Fonseca, the Panamanian law firm that serviced Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri to open their offshore companies.

“Our country’s law applies to them, as it does for everybody. Anyone who has broken the law must pay. Unfortunately our institutions – namely the Attorney General, the police and the Commissioner for Inland Revenue – have not taken up this challenge. I hope they will do their job.”

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