This is a blog post by my colleague Justin. It deserves to be widely read and I can offer no worthwhile addition to it, so I am reblogging it here without further comment.
This post is by Dr Justin Borg-Barthet
It isn’t my job to preach to you or to teach you right from wrong. But I will, on this occasion, explain why the skills we impart are so important.
Daphne Caruana Galizia was a Maltese journalist. I never met her, but wrote for her on a handful of occasions. On Monday 16 October 2017, she was assassinated in a horrendous car explosion outside her home. Her family explains that she was assassinated “because she stood between the rule of law and those who sought to violate it”.
Daphne – she is that well known in Malta; no need for surnames to identify her – was killed because she exposed corruption. She argued that Malta had become a vassal State of criminal organisations. She showed how the Prime Minister’s closest aides set up secret offshore companies, allegedly to process kickbacks…
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