Published On: Mon, Sep 15th, 2014

Distrust in Parliament after leak

ParliamentWILLEMSTAD – There is a mutual distrust caused by the leaking of a tape recording of a meeting between the Committee for Financial Supervision (CFT) and the Standing Committee on Finance of Parliament.

During a radio interview, the former Minister of Finance, George Jamaloodin played an audio clip of a meeting that took place on September 4th. In this recording you can hear the leader of the coalition party PAIS, Alex Rosaria talking about mismanagement that took place between October 10, 2010 and December 2012 when the Cabinet Schotte was in power. The President of the CFT, Agge Bakker then proceeds to tell the PAIS leader that he never used the word mismanagement.

That same evening, the MFK party emitted a press release to address this. The party used the words spoken by Bakker to ask if there really was mismanagement during their reign.

“I did not ask Mr. Bakker if there was mismanagement. That’s my word usage. I will not go into further discussions. There is plenty of evidence to suggest that there was mismanagement in that period,” Alex Rosaria stated.

Rosaria gave examples of some of those evidences such as the financial restriction the Government Schotte received from the Kingdom Council of Ministers. Also the negative reviews from the financial services company Standard & Poor’s.

“Minister Jardim has clearly indicated that there was mismanagement. I’m not going to waste my time with someone who doesn’t know anything about public finances,” Rosaria said.

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