Published On: Thu, Apr 23rd, 2015

Dutch Parliament asks Asjes for help on VDC

Dutch parliamentTHE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD – The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament has asked the Prime Minister of Curaçao, Ivar Asjes direct permission to speak to whistleblowers within the Curaçao Intelligence Agency (VDC). “I want to do that in the broadest context possible, so why I want to know which MPs support this,” said the promoter, MP for the Socialist Party (SP), Ronald van Raak.

Van Raak believe that it is actually the Minister of Kingdom Relations, Ronald Plasterk, who should ask the Prime Minister of Curaçao permission, but the minister won’t do this.

A motion in which the minister was asked to arbitrate was rejected last week and Van Raak is now forced to seek Asjes’ assistance himself.

He hopes that whistleblowers can provide clarification on the operation of the VDC and the alleged theft of secret information from the VDC and possibly also from the Dutch and US intelligence agencies.

The Dutch MP repeated his request for an explanation of the Dutch government on the concrete steps for a kingdom-wide investigation into the links between the underworld, the gambling sector and the governments of Curaçao and Sint Maarten.

The motion for that investigation was adopted by a large majority in the Dutch Parliament.

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