Published On: Tue, Sep 30th, 2014

Dutch Premier does not want to burn his fingers on Wiels

Van Raak: Is the Dutch Prime Minister scared of Marvelyne Wiels?

Wiels and AsjesTHE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD – The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte feels nothing for an interview with Marvelyne Wiels, the Minister Plenipotentiary of Curaçao. Wiels is a colorful figure. She intimidated the Dutch journalist Dick Drayer, was creative with her ​​resume and she threatened her own brother. And so she sits with her colleagues from Aruba and St. Maarten in the Kingdom Council of Ministers.

The MP for the Dutch Socialist party SP, Ronald van Raak has had concerns about Wiels’ behavior for a while now. He recently wrote in a column on ThePostOnline:

“As a Minister Plenipotentiary she is also the main representative of Curaçao in the Netherlands. In this position she must mediate between our countries and try to prevent problems. Friend and foe will agree that Marvelyne Wiels is not the right person.”

Van Raak then had a simple request for the Dutch Prime Minister: “Are you willing to agree to a good conversation with the Minister Plenipotentiary of Curaçao?”

Rutte responded Monday with a short brief note:

“Media coverage does not change the constitutional relationship between the minister plenipotentiary and the Government of the country concerned.”

Van Raak is surprised. He now wants to know from Rutte which law indicates that Rutte, as the chairman of the Kingdom Council of Ministers, cannot have a good conversation with the Minister Plenipotentiary of Curacao on her functioning. The socialist also asked: “How do you explain your fear for this conversation?”

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