From my article in The Sunday Times today:

“The legal notice, setting up the organisation that Saliba was made boss of when the notion was still a twinkle in Bonnici’s eye refers to the wrong enabling law. If it had referred to the right law, it would have found that the original law does not give the minister anything like the authority he thinks he has to set up a new organisation from scratch.

“And, in any case, it imposes on him the legal obligation to consult another pre-existing entity, which he didn’t because the person who runs the pre-existing entity told newspapers he first heard of the legal notice when the newspapers told him about it.

“Saliba’s new job is, at best, invalid, more likely entirely unlawful.”

Read the full article here.