Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg on Wednesday denied that he swore on live television, saying Nationalist Party TV station NET News had edited a video clip to make him seem like he did.

A video clip which was widely shared on social media showed an animated Borg appear to let an offensive swear word slip as he was speaking on TV show Pjazza.

But the minister said, in a post on Facebook, that he had not said what was being alleged and that in reality the clip showed him saying a similar sounding phrase “─ža qalanqas... anqas, anqas...” 

Essentially the minister alleges that he misspoke when saying the phrase  "so not even...even...even".

“If you want to say I was swearing it is your business," Borg wrote on social media, adding “I will pray for you when I go to the Holy Land,” he said in a clear dig at Opposition spokesman Jason Azzopardi, who shared the clip.

 

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