Updated: (noon) – Both Dr. Muscat and also Dr. Busuttil confirmed that they will be facing each other in a debate tonight on Xarabank.
During a press conference this morning Dr. Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta, challenged Dr. Simon Busuttil, leader of the opposition, to discuss the ‘Egrant’ secret Panama company issue tonight on Xarabank.
Following up on allegations uploaded on Daphne Caruana Galizia’s blog yesterday evening, where the blogger alleged that Mrs. Michelle Muscat, the Prime Minister’s wife owned Egrant, the third company which was mentioned in the Panama scandal which broke last year, the Prime Minister stated that “Allegations were thrown yesterday, but today is the day that proof has to be shown”.
The blogger also alleged that banking details were held in a safe, installed in a kitchen in Pilatus Bank, situated in Ta’ Xbiex.
In the meantime Dr. Simon Busuttil is asking for a national show of unity and is asking for a demonstration against these allegations.
So far no documents have been shown, however blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia stated that she has a copy which is being held safely on the cloud. Nevertheless Dr. Muscat stated that these allegations are all baseless, will be suing Ms. Caruana Galizia and also ordered a Magisterial Inquiry into these very serious allegations.
Dr. Muscat also stated that banking transactions and records are never deleted therefore anyone can check whether the alleged transactions took place or not.
Earlier Pilatus Bank also issued a statement saying that neither Dr. Muscat nor anyone in his family ever held accounts with this particular bank.