The Malta Environment and Planning Authority shall be enforcing a stop notice on premises in Sliema used abusively by the Islamic community, the Ombudsman said in a statement.

The premises, in a residential block, are used as a place of worship and gathering without the necessary permits.

The Ombudsman had decided towards the end of last year that Mepa's stop notice should be enforced since the authority was duty bound to restore the rule of law.

Read the complete original version of this item...