Dear Hon. Bartolo, you are part of the problem

Dear Hon. Bartolo,

I refer to your Facebook post that you posted this morning that says; “Il-jum it-tajjeb. Wara l-qtil brutali ta’ Daphne Caruana Galizia nhar it-Tnejn qed iqumu hafna mistoqsijiet serji u nkwetanti. Min ried jaghlqilha halqha f’daqqa wahda? Ghal tant snin ikkritikat bl-ahrax nies li qatt ma ghamlulha xejn. Xi tfacca gdid fl-ahhar xhur? Wahda mill-konsegwenzi ta’ dan il-qtil kien it-tharbit tal-progress socjali u ekonomiku li qed jaghmel il-pajjiz? Fl-interess ta’ min li x-xoghol qawwi tal-gvern biex itejjeb il-hajja tal-Maltin u l-Ghawdxin jisfaxxa? Sahha u sliem.” Which I translate in verbatim to; “Good morning. After the brutal murder of Daphne Caruana Galiza on Monday a lot of questions are bing raised which are worrying. Who wanted to shut her up all of a sudden? For many years she criticised harshly people that didn’t do anything to her. What changed in the last months? One of the consequences of this murder is the disruption of the social and economic progress in this country? Who’s interest is it to disrupt the work that the government is doing to better the lives of the Maltese? Thanks and regards”

Thank you Sgt Ramon Mifsud

Without any doubt, Monday 16th October 2017, the day when Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered, will forever be marked as a day when Malta’s democracy and freedom speech was attacked. That date will forever live in infamy just like the similar date of the 15th October of 38 years ago  which is known as Black Monday and just as the 5th of December 1986 when Raymond Caruana was killed at a PN club in Gudja. Events that unfortunately tarnishes Malta’s history and will forever steer and divert our political history for its notoriety.