From my article in The Sunday Times today:
The swell of anger in the public mood is palpable, perhaps even more obviously than the anger after Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed and the government insisted that the arrests of three hitmen were all the authorities needed to do. The fact is that the Sofia story piles on the country’s experience with Daphne’s case. The two individuals couldn’t be more different: their background, the circumstances of their death, the extent of the public’s awareness of their existence before the campaigns to win justice for them.
“But consider this. When Joseph Muscat resisted for two years calls for a public inquiry into the killing of Daphne, few people even knew what a public inquiry does. Not so this time.