Beware of pigs bearing gifts

I love pigs and they are adorable creatures, but that doesn’t mean I am going to eagerly accept a gift from a pig. And surely, I am not going to share a pumpkin with it.

I am very cautious about reports that the government is working on an anti-SLAPP bill along with other reforms to “protect journalists”. We have a dumb village lawyer as Prime Minister who has shown total contempt to free speech and journalism by turning the Public Broadcaster into his own personal propaganda tool. The so-called “Institute of Journalists” is filled with Labour Party propagandists and supporters and shouldn’t be trusted to represent the press industry in such delicate matters. Lately, several pro-government propaganda websites masquerading as news websites have cropped up online and these are also fully subsidized by the government. I am sure that the owners of these websites are members of the IĠM. Government will easily use the IĠM’s approval to pass any laws which it would deem in its own interest. In this case, the government may propose a decent anti-SLAPP bill given it is being pressured to do so by the European Commission while using this event to amend the press and libel act in its favour.

In a recent exercise in the banality of evil, Robert Musumeci told Jon Mallia in an interview that he opposed the removal of criminal libel which we amended ourselves in the latest press and libel reform. Musumeci claimed that this situation does not respect the value of truth. Now, keep in mind, that Musumeci is still one of the government’s favourite pseudo-technocrats when it comes to draft laws.

And the elephant in the room is this. We have a Justice Minister, who colluded with Yorgen Fenech politically and even received gifts from him in the form of expensive holidays. Edward Zammit Lewis, ingratiated with Yorgen to the extent of betraying his constituents and calling them a Ġaħan. In reality, the joke is on him. Żammit Lewis ingratiated and grovelled so hard before Yorgen that he appears to be the Ġaħan himself in this story – a failed idiot sucking up to a business magnate for a job as he was rejected by everyone in politics. “He eats breakfast for politics”. More like a pig dressed like a wolf. And we are supposed to trust these people with a press reform?

Extended Version of Watsup Exchange between Edward Zammit Lewis and Yorgen Fenech. The exchange has some missing parts from Yorgen Fenech’s chats.

EZL – Bongu habib 06/01/2019 (18.14.10)

EZL – Int ok hAbib? 09/01/2019 (11.05.12)

EZL – Ok habib 11/01/2019 (20.00.00)

EZL – Ok habib? 12/01/2019 (18.19.24)

EZL – Bongu habib 15/01/2019 (07.44.07)

EZL – Int ok habib? 16/01/2019 (19.43.35)

EZL – Missing you 16/01/2019 (19.43.38)

YF – XXXXX

EZL – Bongu habib 17/01/2019 (08.21.03)

EZL – Bongu habib 18/01/2019 (06.52.09)

YF – XXXXX

EZL – Madonna kemm ilni ma Narak u ridt inkellmek ftit 18/01/2019 (07.58.24)

EZL – Kif int habib? 21/01/2019 (10.14.19)

EZL – Kif int habib 25/01/2019 (10.12.30)

EZL – Miss you 25/01/2019 (10.12.34)

EZL – All ok? 26/01/2019 (17.43.23)

EZL – Ok caro? 28/01/2019 (10.44.57)

EZL – Int ok habib? 02/02/2019 (08.50.36)

YF – Bongu habib kif int 02/02/2019 (09.47.22)

YF – XXXXX

EZL – All ok int? 02/02/2019 (09.47.30)

EZL – Hsibt fik 02/02/2019 (09.47.32)

EZL – Ejja ha niltaqghu wahda issa 02/02/2019 (09.47.58)

YF – Hemm bzonn 02/02/2919 (09.48.08)

EZL – Int ok habib? 08/02/2019 (11.34.46)

EZL – Bongu habib 09/02/2019 (08.53.34)

YF – XXXXX

EZL – Int ok habib 09/02/2019 (09.36.43)

EZL – Let us try to meet next week 09/02/2019 (09.36.49)

EZL – Int ok habib? 12/02/2019 (15.27.08)

EZL – Bongu habib 16/02/2019 (09.24.59)

EZL – Kuragg 05/03/2019 (09.46.45)

EZL – Meta joghgbok ibghat. I am always available 05/03/2019 (09.46.58)

YF – XXXXX

EZL – Prosit habib 15/03/2019 (11.53.15)

EZL – Tell me and I come near you 15/03/2019 (11.53.20)

EZL – Prosit 15/03/2019 (12.01.42)

EZL – Kemm iccempel u nigi hdejk habib 15/03/2019 (12.01.49)

YF – XXXXX

EZL – Just tell me 15/03/2019 (12.02.40)

EZL – And I will be there 15/03/2019 (12.02.44)

EZL – Bongu habib 17/01/2019 (08.21.03)

EZL Bongu habib 18/01/2019 (06.52.09)

YF – XXXXX

EZL – Bongu 18/03/2019 (12.01.37)

EZL – Bongu 18/03/2019 (13.01.37)

EZL – Ok habib? 18/03/2019 (21.21.43)

YF – XXXXX

EZL – Razzett Ghidli meta trid inhalli vojt filghaxija u noqghodu flimkien 19/03/2019 (11.30.44)

YF – Ghidli int siehbi 19/03/2019 (11.38.05)

EZL – We do during the week for example Friday 19/03/2019 (11.53.48)

YF – Meta trid 19/03/2019 (11.54.49)

EZL – We do it this Friday? 19/03/2019 (11.55.04)

EZL – Good for you? 19/03/2019 (11.55.08)

EZL – Int ok habib? 22/03/2019 (11.18.54)

EZL – Bongu habib 23/03/2019 (08.03.27)

EZL – Kellimni 23/03/2019 (13.05.52)

EZL – Ghax nowghod ninkwieta 23/03/2019 (13.05.57)

YF – Tinkwieta xejn siehbi ghax bully sa issa 23/03/2019 (16.16.37)

EZL – Prosit habib 23.03.2019 (16.16.46)

EZL – Hekk irridek 23.03.2019 (16.16.50)

EZL – Bongu habib 24.03.2019 (09.27.36)

YF – XXXXX

EZL – Meta Trid niltaqghu ftit 25/03/2019 (08.18.40)

YF – Mal Mara ghandi naqa problems 25/03/2019 (09.06.41)

YF – XXXXX

EZL – Sends image of himself and Rosianne Cutajar 04/04/2019 (11.44.32)

YF – Bongu siehbi XXXXX

EZL – Int ok habib? 06/04/2019 (12.59.39)

EZL – Answer me 06/04/2019 (12.59.42)

EZL – M meta trid nigi hdejk 07/04/2019 (13.21.18)

EZL – Nitkellmu ftit 07/04/2019 (13.21.23)

YF – XXXXX

EZL – It’s nothing 08/04/2019 (20.00.25)

EZL – Pero oqghod attent li min Tafda mill PN ukoll hAbib 08/04/2019 (20.00.40)

YF – XXXXXX

EZL – Mels Int ghsndek il pesta 08/04/2019 (20.01.36)

EZL – Imma ghax kint inti qalbi dan kollu 08/04/2019 (20.02.12)

EZL – Illum baghtuli Jekk nafekx 10/04/2019 (21.36.06)

EZL – Kburi li nafek Jien 10/04/2019 (21.36.18)

EZL – Miss you 15/04/2019 (14.20.14)

EZL – Ok habib? 16/04/2019 (12.44.57)

EZL – Kemm jiena kuntent 01/05/2019 (20.03.12)

EZL – Li u answered me 01/05/2019 (20.03.16)

EZL – U ejja ilni ma Narak 07/05/2019 (09.34.12)

EZL – Arukaza 07/05/2019 (09.34.19)

YF – XXXXX

EZL – Ghamel xi haga razzett nigu keoth u Jiena 07/05/2019 (09.36.22)

EZL – Nitkellmu ftit 07/05/2019 (09.36.35)

EZL – I miss u so much? 10/05/2019 (19.31.37)

EZL – Ok habib?10/05/2019 (20.24.13)

EZL – Miss u so much 10/05/2019 (20.24.22)

EZL – Ok habib 15/05/2019 (19.59.32)

EZL – Il politika b fast ghalija 15/05/2019 (20.10.17)

EZL – I do not have support 15/05/2019 (20.10.22)

EZL – Lili ma jrodunix 15/05/2019 (20.10.28)

EZL – Qatt ma riduni actually 15/05/2019 (20.10.37)

EZL – L laburisti 15/05/2019 (20.10.46)

YF – Taf li mhux laghqi Jien 15/05/2019 (20.10.50)

YF – Il bierah rajt differenza eXXX 15/05/2019 (20.11.53)

EZL – Kieku ma Kinitx il mara tlaqt Jien 15/05/2019 (20.11.56)

YF – XXXXX

EZL – Imam ma nafx ghandix nibqa nibqa onestament 15/05/2019 (20.13.18)

EZL – M hux stmat 15/05/2019 (20.13.25)

EZL – U l injoranti Laburisti they underrate me 15/05/2019 (20.13.28)

YF – Skond min jilhaq 15/05/2019 (20.13.39)

EZL – I do not think I should stay 15/05/2019 (20.13.47)

YF – Skond 15/05/2019 (20.13.55)

EZL – Kollha qaluli li nkun ministru mill ewwe yors 15/05/2019 (20.13.59)

EZL – Kollha ghandkom bzonni 15/05/2019 (20.14.11)

EZL – Qatt ma Gejt umiliato daqshekk 15/05/2019 (20.15.34)

EZL – Nitkellum fuq leaders goffa 15/05/2019 (20.15.42)

EZL – Li nohodhom b fast fil politika Jien 15/05/2019 (20.15.52)

EZL – Ma gara xejn 15/05/2019 (20.16.13)

EZL – Tfal u pozi 15/05/2019 (20.29.55)

EZL – Political competence zero 15/05/2019 (20.30.07)

YF – XXXXX

EZL – Imma Jekk irid il Laburist gahan 15/05/2019 (20.30.20)

EZL – Min jaqdih 15/05/2019 (20.30.25)

YF – XXXXX

EZL – Int ok 15/05/2019 (20.40.26)

EZL – Ghax ghaliaj Int l importanti 15/05/2019 (20.40.35)

YF – XXXXX

EZL – How are you habib? 16/05/2019 (15.42.06)

EZL – Bongu habib 17/05/2019 (10.28.34)

EZL – Kif int habib 21/05/2019 (10.12.13)

EZL – Miss you 21/05/2019 (10.12.34)

EZL – Kif inti? 25/05/2019 (20.44.50)

EZL – Bongu habib 26/05/2019 (10.38.23)

EZL – Kif int? 31/05/2019 (06.47.07)

EZL – Bongu habib 04/06/2019 (07.32.09)

EZL – Ejja ha niltaqghu ftit anke wahda wahedna r razzett 09/06/2019 (14.13.50)

EZL – Meta Trid nigi hdejk 09/06/2019 (15.22.18)

EZL – Ok habib 13/07/2019 (19.19.21)

EZL – Kif int) – 13/07/2019 (19.19.23)

EZL – ? 13/07/2019 (19.19.26)

EZL – Kemm nimmisjak 13/07/2019 (19.19.30)

EZL – Int ok habib? 15/07/2019 (12.34.25)

EZL – Kif int habib? 22/07/2019 (19.21.54)

EZL – Miss you 22/07/2019 (19.21.57)

YF – Siehbiiiiiii 02/08/2019 (11.18.12)

YF – Intik tghannieqa habnawguralek habib kemm hadd pjacir 04/08/2019 (08.38.39)

EZL – Int dejjem emmint fija 04/08/2019 (08.38.51)

YF – XXXXX

EZL – How was your weekend? 05/08/2019 (10.10.50).

YF – Bully 05/08/2019 (10.14.39)

YF – YF sends photo.

EZL – Bellezza 12/08/2019 (21.47.02)

EZL – Hudni mijak 12/08/2019 (21.47.06)

YF – YF sends image 13/08/2019 (17.35.58)

EZL – Qatt ma tohodni XXXXX

EZL – Ahjar qijad mieghek 15/08/2019 (17.31.28)

EZL – Ok habib? 16/08/2019 (13.08.03)

YF – XXXXX

EZL – Gejt naqra cruise mal prim Jien 02/09/2019 (16.44.30)

EZL – All ok? 02/09/2019 (16.44.32)

YF – XXXXX

EZL – Int bniedem kapaci hafna 02/09/2019 (16.45.36)

EZL – Let us meet when I am back 02/09/2019 (16.45.43)

YF – XXXXX

EZL – Bongu habib 22/09/2019 (08.56.22)

EZL – Kemm hadt pjacir Narak ilbierah 29/09/2019 (10.18.57)

EZL – XXXXX

EZL – Hekk prosit 05/10/2019 (10.39.13)

EZL – Hadt pjacir nitkellem mieghek 05/10/2019 (10.39.19)

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