Malta police intensify the investigation of the killing of the journalist. A chief of staff and two ministers have gone by.
A skandalesag on a bombedrab of an investigative journalist on Tuesday led to several departures in the country's political top.
It happens, while the Malta police said that it will intensify the questioning of people who can provide more information on the killing of the investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in 2017.
First came the chief of staff of the government of Malta, Keith Schembri, back. He has previously been questioned in the case and has in the past week, been under increasing pressure to go by.
on Tuesday afternoon announced the country's tourism minister, Konrad Mizzi, then, that he is also leaving the government.
And shortly after chose Malta's minister for the economy Christian Cardona, to suspend himself from the government, until the investigation of the killing of the reporter is completed.
It informs an official to the news agency Reuters.
Cardona was briefly questioned by the police on Saturday. He has - in similarity with Schembri and Mizzi - refused to have anything to do with the killing of the journalist.
Caruana Galiza was killed by a car bomb in October 2017. She was known for looking for information on economic crime among high-ranking maltese.
Prior to his death posted Caruana Galiza a series of blog posts with the allegations about corruption in the government. Both Schembri and Mizzi was among the persons she accused, writes Reuters.
Prime minister Joseph Muscat says that he has not been informed whether Schembri is being questioned by the police.
- I don't know if he was questioned, or what he will be questioned about, he says.
There has been pressure on Schembri since last week to get him to go.
Here was rigmanden Yorgen Fenech arrested and referred to as an interesting person in connection with the murder case.
/ritzau/dpaUpdated Date: 26 November 2019, 17:00