Journalist who exposed Malta’s ties to tax havens in Panama Papers killed in car bomb blast


Valletta: Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, who exposed the island nation’s links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers was killed Monday when a bomb exploded in her car. She had just driven away from her home in Mosta, a large town on Malta’s main island, when the bomb went off, sending the vehicle’s wreckage spiraling over a wall and into a field, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said.

One of the topics she examined was the Maltese content in the Panama Papers leaked in 2016. She wrote that Muscat’s wife, the country’s energy minister and the government’s chief-of-staff had offshore holdings in Panama to receive money from Azerbaijan. Muscat and his wife, Michelle, denied they had companies in Panama.



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