Malta can start overcoming corruption only when it acknowledged that it was being suffocating by it, Reżistenza said in a statement on Saturday.

Earlier, it placed the "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" monkeys political maxim with a banner saying 'Omertà' in front of the police headquarters in a protest stunt.

It said in a statement many failed to recognise corruption as a problem and perceived it to be an essential component of Maltese culture and a contributor to economic prosperity.

The Maltese institutions, it said, were on their knees, exhausted from a cocktail of incompetence and collusion.

It noted that in 2016, as soon as the director of the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit Manfred Galdes presented to the Commissioner of Police Michael Cassar an FIAU report pointing the institution's finger at individuals in the highest echelons of Maltese political power, he went out on sick leave, and soon after, resigned. Within three months the director himself resigned.

A serious democracy did not let such episodes pass unnoticed.

The police did not serve its duty, and refused to take criminal action against politicians and people in high public roles who criminally abused the faith entrusted to them by the public.

Reżistenza also said that no interrogations took place with any politician or any person in a public role with a connection with the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia.

“This is not acceptable. It is useless to be told the investigation is a complicated one. Other countries’ police identified the masterminds behind similar homicides. Why not in Malta? Why does nobody bear responsibility for this? The truth is that there is no will for such a discomforting truth to be established publicly...”

“We are determined to find the whole truth, to see that who is corrupt receives the sentence they deserve, and that whoever was bound by the law to stop such abuses and failed to do so answers for their omissions,” it said.

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