Labour MP Silvio Schembri and his wife Deandra filed a libel suit against the Nationalist Party and its media claiming that a number of reports were malicious and libellous.

In a statement to the media, Mr Schembri said the only government job he had was as a consultant to Economy Ministry and his second role as a chairman of the Responsible Gaming Foundation was unpaid . He was also a part time lecturer.

He said his wife was lawyer, who was privately employed and was also on two government appointed boards, one paying €200 a month and the other €10 an hour, according to how many sittings were held.

He said the insinuations that together with his wife, they were earning thousands each month was very far from the truth.

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