What the Sunday papers say...

A round-up of the newspaper headlines on Sunday morning.

MaltaToday

The Armed Forces of Malta and Frontex have refuted reports that Maltese officials who are currently deployed in Greece had denied aid to refugees, including a child, and had left them floating in the sea for nearly two hours.

Sven Giegold, a German MEP who will sit on the new Panama Papers committee, said that the committee will inquire into the creation of letterbox companies in Malta and how they are used by European businesses to minimise tax payments back home.

Illum

Labour’s newly-elected deputy leader Chris Cardona had sent a SMS to PL delegates, pledging that he will ensure “justice is done” with the party with regards TV programmes on PBS, in particular Xarabank.

The Sunday Times of Malta

Construct Furniture John Agius will be charged with involuntary homicide following a magisterial inquiry into the death of a 17-year-old employee at the furniture company. Matthew Bartolo died last  year when he got caught in a woodworking machine at Construct Furniture’s premises.

The Malta Independent on Sunday

A few second-hand car importers have tampered with odometers so as to reduce the mileage displayed in the cars, hence fetching a significantly higher price from customers.

Kullhadd

Opposition MP Claudio Grech had attempted to convince oil trader George Farrugia’s nephew to disassociate himself from the oil scandal, warning that the story was “seriously damaging [then minister] Austin Gatt”.

Il-Mument

Minister Konrad Mizzi is expected to be asked to testify in front of the European Parliament’s new Panama Papers committee. Quoting unnamed sources, the paper says that Castille is wary that his testimony could damage the government, potentially only a few months ahead of a potential general election.

It-Torca

Economy minister Chris Cardona was elected Labour’s new deputy leader for party affairs, with 389 votes from party delegates. He edged out justice minister Owen Bonnici, who received 339 votes last night.  

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