Malta investigates former minister's "disappearing" email

Malta investigates former minister
# 23 April 2014 22:51 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. Godfrey Farrugia, Malta's former health minister, has handed over his tablet to the Malta Information Technology Agency to have his mystery "disappearing" email investigated by the agency, local media reported on Wednesday, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

Farrugia told the media that officials took his iPad to look into what happened to "the mystery disappearance of an email" that he sent the media containing a statement and the content of his resignation letter.

Farrugia said he sent out the email from his official government email address shortly after he informed Prime Minister Joseph Muscat about his resignation via text message, but the email never reached its intended recipients.

It is reported that he genuinely believed that the email was sent but somehow remotely deleted.

The government has thus far been silent on the matter, while the Opposition Nationalist Party has also called for an investigation into the electronic hiccup.

The resignation of Godfrey Farrugia and Parliamentary Secretary for the Elderly Franco Mercieca on March 29 caused Malta's cabinet reshuffle on the same day, a few days earlier than expected.