Return of all stolen property and heritage to Malta
We, the signatories of this petition, ask the Maltese Government to put pressure on the French Government for the return of Grand Master Jean de la Valette sword, dagger, other property and heritage that were stolen by Napoleon Bonaparte and his forces when he invaded Malta. We also ask the Maltese Government to similarly put pressure on the British Government for the return of all cannons, other property and heritage that were stolen from Malta during the British occupation. We consider this property and heritage stolen by the French and British during their occupation of Malta as belonging to the Maltese people and must be returned to the Maltese people as a nation and as its rightful owners. We would also like to bring to the attention of the Maltese, French and British Governments that if a thief or robber is caught with stolen property that property is returned to its rightful owners. Anyone aiding or abetting a thief or robber is an accessory to the theft or robbery. Are the French and British Government and people willing to be considered as accessories to the theft of Maltese property and heritage by their predecessors?