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Malta’s anti-money laundering systems passes crucial Moneyval test
Following nationwide concerns of failing a review by money-laundering and financial terrorism watchdog Moneyval and potential grey-listing by the Financial Action Task Force, Malta has passed a review by the European Committee.
Moneyval had investigated whether Malta had taken technical and legal action based on the board’s recommendations since September 2019 and ruled in favour of the country’s performance.
The country had implemented multiple changes to clamp down on money laundering activities, with the Malta Police Force increasing its manpower threefold within the financial crimes unit.
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Melvin Theuma says Yorgen Fenech is sole mastermind of Caruana Galizia murder
During today’s compilation of evidence against the Agius brothers known as “tal-Maksar” and their associates, Caruana Galizia murder middleman Melvin Theuma pointed his finger to Yorgen Fenech as the sole middleman of the journalist’s murder in 2017.
During the three-hour testimony, Theuma also stated that both Fenech and Johann Cremona had named former Economy Minister Chris Cardona in connection to the assassination.
Theuma went on to recall that Mario Degiorgio had told him that Cardona had paid €350,000 to murder Caruana Galizia, but stated that he cannot report Cardona’s involvement under oath since the information came from third parties.
4th day without deaths as Malta’s active case number continues to drop
Today’s daily COVID-19 report published by the Health Ministry revealed 27 new cases with 31 recoveries as Malta reaches its fourth consecutive day without a COVID-related death.
Meanwhile, active case numbers continue to drop as the total number active cases is currently 370, only one day after dropping below 400.
So far, 326, 934 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered with 104,464 being second doses as Malta continues its battle against the pandemic.