Do you know what this is ? It's a medal, awarded to police officers in the Republic of Malta, for Long and Efficient Service. It was given, last February, to Assistant Police Commissioner IAN ABDILLA. The problem is Abdilla, more than anyone else in the Malta Police, is the individual responsible for seeing that his law enforcement agency willfully ignored: (1) the Panama Papers/Schembri/Mizzi scandal (2) Corruption in offshore corporations linked to Yorgen Fenech (17 Black) and Joseph Muscat (Panama) and (3) The Daphne Caruana Galizia assassination.
Cashiered as the head of the Economic Crimes Unit, for what the Daphne Foundation called "incompetence, lack of initiative and blindness to the crimes of people involved in the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia," he was not only not sacked, but he received the above medal. Only in Malta, where corruption is king, Muscat is revered as a God, and bribery & kickbacks are the rule, rather than the exception, would a corrupt police commissioner be so lionised. It is truly The European Union's only Failed State.
Abdilla personifies all that is rotten in Malta's government. Will he ultimately ascend to the top position in the Malta police ? Heaven help the Maltese people if that happens. He will perpetuate what some observers are calling Malta, "the Mafia State."