The Occupy Justice group on Monday called for the resignation of Opposition leader Adrian Delia, arguing that anyone suspected of involvement in criminal activity has no place in a public position.

The Sunday Times of Malta on Sunday reported that the FIAU has recommended a criminal investigation into possible money laundering allegations involving Dr Delia. The Opposition leader has denied wrongdoing and invited the police to question him.

Occupy Justice said Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat’s, reaction to this news was 'disgusting to say the least – he defended Adrian Delia'. (Dr Muscat said he would not rush to conclusions).

"Which Prime Minister would not want the Leader of the Opposition of his country, suspected of money laundering, to step down? This is a Prime Minister who has been protecting his two top aides – Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri - for more than two years, despite black on white evidence that they are involved in the 17 Black money laundering racket, and despite the fact that they are under investigation.

"The Prime Minister’s reaction in itself shows that he is happy to turn the tables on the Opposition to save his skin. This should all the more make the Opposition Leader realise that he has now lost all credibility, and in the interest of the country, should resign immediately to ensure that the fight against corruption is fought properly, and that the country is finally released from the crooks who are running it," the group said. 

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