Talk:Joseph Muscat

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Disagreement over which image to useEdit

So, we have a disagreement over which image to use at the top of this article.

User:FactFinderMalta, who has been keen to highlight Muscat's involvement in some failed motion about EU membership in the past, prefers a rather toothy image that makes Muscat look like a bit of a prat.

User:Demdem and myself prefer an image that is copyrighted to "Aron Mifsud Bonnici", but released here under a free license, with possible connections to the political party Muscat leads. One could also speculate it contains a little bit of photoshopping, but it doesn't contain any smiles (toothy or otherwise).

I present both images below. Which is more appropriate? Feel free to add your own freely licensed image if you think it's better!

Would the less-toothy pic work if we cut some of the spare space to the right of it?

File:JOSEPH-MUSCAT realistic pic.jpg
FactFinderMalta prefers this pic
 
Demdem and myself prefer this pic

Thank you for your input and your photography skills! --Demiurge1000 (talk) 22:38, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

"User:FactFinderMalta"s upload is stolen from the web and deleted, so no question here. --Martin H. (talk) 16:57, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

Commonwealth Chair-in-OfficeEdit

Could someone with editing rights please add 'Chair-in-Office' to the info bar? Also, the addition of this information to a new 'Diplomatic Posts' category in the External Links section would be appreciated.

  • Please provide sources hereunder for me to add the part being suggested. Thanks.Continentaleurope (talk) 06:23, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 11 March 2018Edit

Elizabeth ll is mentioned as 'Head". The Queen of England is not head of anything in Malta. WE have a President for that. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca. Please change 88.203.110.34 (talk) 19:32, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

  Not done: And factually incorrect. The office concerned is Muscat's term as Chair-in-Office of the Commonwealth of Nations, and organization of which Lizzy dear is indisputably Head. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 22:00, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 8 December 2018Edit

Fir the statement:

no proof that the Prime Minister, his wife, or their family had a connection with the company.[49] There was nothing linking the Prime Minister and his wife to the Panamanian company.[50]

this is not true! No-one knows the exact terms of reference of the enquiry, no-one from the public has seen the final report. There is zero evidence that proves that Muscat or his members of his family were not connected at any stage nor is it even possible to prove or disprove that he is currently connected such is the nature of accounts set up in Panama(i.e. impossible to trace). Tomdev999 (talk) 00:13, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

  Not done. The sentences cite two secondary sources, and you can't logically prove that someone was not connected to something. If you have proposed new wording that it supported by secondary sources, propose that wording here. – Jonesey95 (talk) 03:07, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 30 December 2019Edit

In 2019, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project named Joseph Muscat their Person of the Year Award for the flourishing of criminality and corruption under his leadership as Prime Minister of Malta[1]. TabGer (talk) 10:01, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

  Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. Interstellarity (talk) 16:18, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
Re-opening since the request is fairly clear. Might need rewording though. The same award is mentioned on Rodrigo Duterte although I would prefer citing a secondary source for this as well. – Thjarkur (talk) 16:34, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
  Done Found secondary source to credit. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 21:22, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 30 December 2019Edit

In introduction include a reference to the following recognition: https://www.occrp.org/en/poy/2019/

By including a sentence as per the below:

"On 27 December 2019, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, a consortium of international investigative centers, media and journalists awarded Joseph Muscat with the title 2019 Person of the Year Award for Corruption and Organised Crime for the flourishing of criminality and corruption under his leadership as Prime Minister of Malta. Other individuals awarded the same award in prior years include: Vladimir Putin, Ilham Aliyev and Rodrigo Duterte"

References: [1][2]FreethinkerMT (talk) 20:25, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

redundant to above Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 21:16, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 30 December 2019Edit

Lack of clarity and context in current text

Change "The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project named Muscat "Man of the Year in Organized Crime and Corruption" for 2019 for the increases in criminality and lack of prosecution of his term."

to "The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, a consortium of international investigative centers, media and journalists, named Muscat "Man of the Year in Organized Crime and Corruption" for 2019 for the flourishing of criminality and corruption under his leadership as Prime Minister of Malta. Other individuals awarded the same award in prior years include: Vladimir Putin, Ilham Aliyev and Rodrigo Duterte.[1]"

(As per original reference/citation) FreethinkerMT (talk) 21:56, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

  Not done for now: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template. It is still redundant. Everything asked for is either in the article or in the links. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 22:20, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 1 January 2020Edit

To change

from "Muscat's resignation had been called for by both Malta's main newspapers, The Times of Malta[79] and Malta Today,[80] as well as international media such as The Guardian.[81]"

to

"Muscat's resignation had been called for by both Malta's main newspapers, The Times of Malta[79] and Malta Today,[80] as well as international media such as The Guardian.[81] The European Parliament overwhelmingly backed a resolution calling for Muscat to resign immediately due to the revelations about the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder case that were published in December 2019 and the fact that whilst Muscat remained Prime Minister doubts were being raised about the integrity and credibility of the criminal investigations taking place.[2] The resolution was also backed by most of the S&D party members in the European Parliament, which are the same political grouping Muscat's party is member of and the party Muscat represented whilst he was a Member of the European Parliament.[3] " FreethinkerMT (talk) 19:56, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

  Partly done: Per WP:UNDUE the full length of the request would be much more than needed but the basic fact of the EU parliament reaction is noteworthy. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 18:35, 5 January 2020 (UTC)
  1. ^ "Organized Crime & Corruption Reporting Project". Malta Independent (27 December 2019). Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/18/eu-parliament-calls-on-malta-pm-joseph-muscat-to-resign-over-daphne-caruana-galizias-case
  3. ^ https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/meps-back-resolution-calling-for-joseph-muscats-resignation.758110
  4. Return to "Joseph Muscat" page.