The Prime Minister’s wife Michelle Muscat fired a missive at the media on Tuesday, insisting they should not report “based on the agenda of those who lead them”.

Mrs Muscat was representing the Marigold Foundation in presenting a donation to the San Blas Rehabilitation Centre for men. The building is undergoing renovations after it was found to have “mould” on the walls and ceilings.

But the Prime Minister’s wife decided to dedicate most of her speech to lambast the media for using its power to be “negative”.

She said the power of the media was very often being used badly and that it should report on important projects no matter who was behind them.

“I was a media student so I know exactly what I am talking about,” she said.

"If we weren’t strong and did not believe in what we were doing, then the media would have broken us," she added.

Mrs Muscat said the Marigold Foundation kept on working despite those who “tried to break” it.

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