[WATCH] Prime Minister apologises for ‘insensitive’ foreign workers comment

Joseph Muscat regrets comment on foreign workers: ‘I was insensitive’

Muscat said he was reacting to the Opposition’s proposal that said it wanted to see foreigners act as owners
Muscat said he was reacting to the Opposition’s proposal that said it wanted to see foreigners act as owners
Prime Minister apologises for ‘insensitive’ foreign workers comment

Joseph Muscat has apologised for his comment on foreign workers during the debate with Adrian Delia last week.

The Prime Minister this morning admitted his comments were “insensitive” when asked about this by MaltaToday.

“After seeing the recording, I realised that I sounded and came across as insensitive. I regret the comment,” Muscat said.

Muscat said he was reacting to the Opposition’s proposal that said it wanted to see foreigners act as owners.

“I prefer seeing Maltese being owners. That is what I wanted to say, but after hearing the recording I realised how it sounded and that came across as insensitive,” Muscat said.

During the debate with Delia last week, Muscat said he preferred seeing foreigners labouring in tough jobs rather than Maltese.

He also said he did not want to see Maltese collecting waste.

He was taking questions at the end of a press conference during which he announced plans for more social housing units.

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