Czech President holds up replica Ak-47 marked ‘for journalists’ in press conference

President’s comments come as populist billionaire who owns two of the country’s leading newspapers and a radio station becomes Prime Minister.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Daphne Caruana GaliziaThe President of the Czech Republic has affronted reporters by brandishing a replica AK-47 with the words “for journalists” inscribed on it during a press conference.

Milos Zeman, who has been in office since 2013, prompted particular controversy because his stunt comes just a week after a prominent investigative journalist was killed with a car bomb in Malta.

Malta’s government have said they are offering an “unprecedented” reward of €1m (£890,000) for information about who killed Daphne Caruana Galizia. The journalist, who has been dubbed a “one-woman WikiLeaks”, unearthed Maltese links to the Panama Papers leaks and her reporting on corruption has targeted the PM and other senior political figures in Malta…

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