The choice of partners of Parliamentary Secretaries is not normally anybody’s business.
But the allegation that a Parliamentary Secretary opted to have an affair with Yorgen Fenech, currently subject to criminal proceedings on charges of masterminding the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, is everybody’s business if this allegation can be proven.
The Parliamentary Secretary in question could be male or female, although the grapevine seems to have already identified the political person involved.
If the allegation is proven an ethical issue arises : not sexual ethics but political ethics.
In the specific circumstances of the case the Parliamentary Secretary in his/her choice of partner is in a position of conflict of interest between loyalty to his/her partner and loyalty to the Cabinet of which he/she forms part.