The only audit they need to publish is the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit’s report to the police
Sources at the Office of the Prime Minister have told The Malta Independent that the “audit” into Konrad Mizzi’s financial affairs will be published next month, to coincide with the visit to Malta of the European Parliament’s committee on the Panama Papers.
Is this some kind of cynical joke, or what? There can’t possibly be any audit. That’s the whole point of having secret companies in opaque jurisdictions.
The only report the government need publish – and the only one the press should be demanding that the government publishes – is that of the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit’s investigation into the corrupt affairs of Brian Tonna, Adrian Hillman, Konrad Mizzi, Keith Schembri and certain associates of theirs. That report is explosive enough to have caused Michael Cassar to resign his post as Commissioner of Police rather than having to act on it.
His successor, Lawrence Cutajar, feels no such pressure, largely because he has the intelligence quotient of a goose, the criminal irresponsibility of a political tool, and the integrity of Joseph Muscat’s shoe-sole.