This is the current Executive Chairman of the National Book Council disparaging me in public saying “I don’t care about that exiled guy”. He is a political appointee who has no experience working in the book industry and is also my namesake, having been placed selectively into the entity that I built from scratch to bury my legacy.
I am not taking offence at his remarks. He is a little worm whose feet are too small for my shoes. I get much worse on a daily basis.
I’m showing this only as an example of how our democracy is collapsing with the take-over of our public institutions by criminals and rent-seekers under an autocratic system.
This is the context. I am currently, Malta’s best-selling author and therefore, by law, I am a major stakeholder of the National Book Council. The Executive Chairman of the National Book Council is by law obliged to protect and defend my interests. I have also published journalistic work and investigations on known criminals in a country where a journalist was murdered for doing so.
Throughout my tenure, I built from the National Book Council a public entity that defends and celebrates authors and free speech. There may probably be no guesses why I was purged and replaced with a Labour Ġaħan. The entity is now just another bastion for rent-seeking and Labour propaganda.