You make it sound like the whole
population of Malta have voiced their disapproval.
Let's put this into perspective
What is the population of Malta? 400,000(approx)? Less than 1800 people have signed the petition...that is less than 1%
of the population.
So, it would seem that the vast majority
of the maltese people are not really that
bothered by it.
Have you asked them all?
I would assume that, like here, most people don't know or care what he does. The fact that enough people have complained for it to be newsworthy is, in itself, funny.
As is the idea of PA being the cultural ambassador to anywhere.