Dad, political sociologist, local councillor, drummer from Malta

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Civil Society protest - 7 May #Malta #PanamaPapers #Resign



Civil Society Protest to proceed

The civil society network is proceeding with its call for a national protest for the immediate resignation of Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri from their posts of Minister and Prime Minister's Chief of Staff in view of the Panama Papers controversy and Panamagate. 

"The Prime Minister's farcical reshuffle in the past days was an insult to the intelligence of all Maltese people who believe in good governance. Given Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri's involvement in Panamapapers, the least they can do is resign. This is what other politicians and other politically exposed persons in other democracies did when their names were revealed in the scandal".

The protest will be held in the square in front of parliament on Saturday 7 May, 10am. There will be no speeches. The protest will be peaceful and non-partisan. Individuals and organisations are welcome to attend the protest with their own banners. 

Civil Society Network said "We are simply demanding what is normal and obvious in a democratic society: politicians and politically exposed persons should not be associated with tax havens and dubious financial dealings, as this can result in conflict of interest".

A Facebook event page has been set up for this purpose: https://www.facebook.com/events/482439101953987/

Signed:

Michael Briguglio, Monique Agius, Karl Camilleri, James Debono, Reuben Zammit, Martin Galea Degiovanni,  Julian Delia

30 April 2016

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