Konrad Mizzi headed for big Shanghai Electric Power reception at the Westin at 6pm

Published: April 21, 2017 at 7:54pm

Konrad Mizzi’s entourage of heavies made the news earlier this afternoon by grabbing Times of Malta journalist Jacob Borg by the throat and pushing him savagely out the Minister Within the Office of the Prime Minister’s way as Borg sought to ask him questions about his bank account in Dubai, for which corrupt accountant Brian Tonna made the arrangements.

Mizzi is now due at 6pm at a reception hosted by Shanghai Electric Power at the Westin Dragonara, for around 150 guests. This is going to be some kind of award ceremony, and my sources tell me “they are worried about journalists turning up”.

So journalists should make a point of turning up.

Of course, the perfect question to ask in a situation like this would be about the British Virgin Islands company which Brian Tonna set up for Cheng Chen, the man who negotiated with Konrad Mizzi on behalf of Shanghai Electric Power for the purchase for Enemalta Corporation and the power station.

The company, Torbridge Inc, was meant to be secret, with Cheng Chen’s ownership hidden behind nominees, but was revealed in the Panama Papers last year.

Konrad Mizzi’s heavies assault Times of Malta journalist Jacob Borg after the Minister dives into his getaway car and flees Borg’s persistent questioning about a bank accountant in Dubai.

Cheng Chen, far right, shaking Konrad Mizzi’s hand immediately after the Shanghai Electric Power/Malta government deal was signed in March 2014.




16 Comments Comment

  1. Jozef says:

    Moviment Tindahalx.

  2. Jozef says:

    Keep it decent, Jacob Borg.

    #Erhulughalissa.

  3. Joseph Gauci says:

    Torbridge
    https://offshoreleaks.icij.org/nodes/10153632
    is linked to ATC Admininstrators Inc
    https://offshoreleaks.icij.org/nodes/12075844
    which manages Egrant, Hearnville and Tillgate.

  4. Benny Hill says:

    It has saddened me to see Jacob Borg, an old university colleague, being treated in this savage manner at the hands of Konrad Mizzi’s cronies, as the minister runs away in his black BMW.

    It harks back to those dark days of the past, and it seems nothing has really changed, despite a quarter of a century of the closest this country has come to normality.

    Corruption and violence go hand in hand with Labour.

  5. quickmick408 says:

    They are in complete panic mode. This bogan was probably a person of trust and hates the truth getting out.

  6. Philip says:

    Prosit, Micheal Briguglio, u solidarjeta mal-gurnalist tat-Times of Malta, Jacob Borg. Filwaqt li Michelle Muscat qed tghid li se tibqa tahdem b’mod seren, jidher li mhux l-istess jinghad ghall-gurnalisti. Il-paniku beda jahdem.

    Daphne, filwaqt li jien u minn jaf kemm bhali, minn issa l-quddiem ma ninhtiegu l-ebda forma ta’ prova ohra biex naslu ghal certu konkluzzjonijiet, pero nemmen li jekk ikun il-kaz tkun qed taghlaq anke dak id-dubju li l-PM u shabu se jkunu qed ikomplu jistahbew warajh.

  7. Only fools&horses says:

    Hu dawn sereni – mela li ma kienux x’jaghmlu?

  8. Osservatore says:

    This is the very same Malta I grew up in. The one that I hoped my children would not have to grow up in. But here we are. Just a few small steps away from riot police and tear gas.

  9. Major Tom says:

    I would love to have a look at the guest list of this reception. There seems to be a lot going on. My impression is that the corruption intensity is escalating rather than slowing down, totally ignoring the fact that the truth is being uncovered.

  10. Nice – paid by public funds to assault journalists working in the public interest.

  11. Brian Tonna knows a lot about that.

  12. Ellsworth Hildebrand Oats says:

    Grabbing someone by the neck in that manner amounts, as a minimum, to a breach of the peace.

  13. Pino says:

    Had it been the other way round with the Nationalists on the receiving side, I can see the Labour Party and its concubine the GWU rallying people to demonstrate in front of the Westin Dragonara, protesting at this reception.

  14. The Sting says:

    Tabatha, that was a pre-election quote and I think he was speaking about “rampant corruption”. Were it not for that cruel twist of fate, which opened wide his roadmap, he’d be living in Paradise – he figured 10 years would do it. But there is a God.

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