Published On: Wed, Apr 15th, 2015

Dutch Parliament supports investigation into money flows

bosman-van-raak-van-der-laar1THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD – The Lower House in the Dutch Parliament has demonstrated massive support for an investigation into legal and illegal money flows between government officials and criminals in Curaçao and Sint Maarten with special attention to the role of the gambling industry on the islands.

The initiative for this investigation comes from the Dutch MPs Ronald Van Raak, who represents the Socialist Party (PS) and Andre Bosman for the coalition party VVD. These two MPs are concerned about the possible infiltration of criminal money into the government of both countries. This development is detrimental to the good governance of individual countries and for the reputation of all countries within the Kingdom, according to the two parliamentarians.

In the motion, the Dutch government is only requested to allow the investigation. “Now the motion is adopted, I want to know how the government will implement it,” said Van Raak.

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