The burqa controversy in Malta will be on the agenda of the next Nationalist Party parliamentary group meeting, Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said this morning.

"Personally I do not think this is the most crucial topic to debate right now, but it is right to clarify the legality of the burqa with respect to existing laws," the PN leader said when interviewed on Radio Malta programme Għandi Xi Ngħid.

The debate was stoked a few weeks ago by Equality Minister Helena Dalli during a political activity in Birżebbuġa, when she said the government was looking into an existing law that prevented people from covering their faces in public.

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