Source: Times of Malta
A screen grab of the symposium poster, which is what sparked the debate, was also uploaded by the MP.
PN sources told Times of Malta Dr Comodini Cachia’s comments had been interpreted in some quarters as tongue-in-cheek, since she was recently stripped of the education portfolio. Instead she is now shadowing media, culture and national identity.
They also questioned the decision to send somebody outside the parliamentary group to ‘confront’ a member of Cabinet during a public debate.
Asked for a clarification, the PN general secretary played down the incident saying it was a “mistake” in the nomenclature by the organisers. He noted that he had been invited on behalf of the Opposition but turned down the offer due to other commitments.
Consequently, a decision was taken to send Mr Schembri. However, no reason was given why the replacement was not found from among the parliamentary group.
Mr Puli made clear that no changes had been made to the Shadow Cabinet.
Meanwhile, the organisers made amends for the situation as Mr Schembri’s designation was later changed to PN representative for education.