Nationalist MP Chris Said has dropped libel proceedings against the labour deputy mayor of Qala after he withdrew and apologised for comments he made in a radio programme in July.

Paul Buttigieg had alleged in a radio phone-in that Dr Said, when he was minister, had offered him government employment in an attempt to make him stop his opposition to the ─Žondoq ir-Rummien project.

The case was to be heard before Magistrate Joanne Vella Cuschieri but at the start of proceedings Mr Buttigieg in a declaration said Dr Said never attempted to influence him and he regretted the comments made about him.

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