Maltese PM Jeered Outside Parliament After Debate on Killing of Journalist

A scandal around the killing of journalist and anti-corruption campaigner Daphne Caruana Galizia brought renewed protests outside Malta’s parliament on Monday, November 25, with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat jeered as he left the building.

Protesters gathered as a debate was held in parliament on the killing of Galizia. On Tuesday morning, November 26, Muscat announced the resignation of his chief of staff Keith Schembri. Schembri was followed later that day by Konrad Mizzi, the tourism minister.

The Times of Malta reported that businessman Yorgen Fenech, who is in police custody in connection with the killing, has linked Schembri to corrupt deals, and has vowed to reveal further details if granted a pardon. Schembri was reportedly questioned by police on Tuesday. Credit: Ivan Martin via Storyful