Published On: Fri, Nov 15th, 2013

MP’s request public meeting on Wiels

Curacao ParliamentWILLEMSTAD – Various Members of Parliament believes that the press conference held by Prime Minister Ivar Asjes and Minister Plenipotentiary Marvelyne Wiels on Wednesday this week raised more doubts. Now they want a public meeting on this issue. The MP’s think that Asjes should come to Parliament and clarify this whole situation with the Minister Plenipotentiary.

The letter with the request is signed by independent MP Omayra Leeflang, Hensley Koeiman (MAN), Gerrit Schotte (MFK) and PAR member Zita Jesus-Leito. The MP’s argue that the situation around Wiels must be clarified. This is not only for the reputation of the beleaguered Minister Plenipotentiary, but also for Curacao which is affected by the recent events.

Negative publicity

In the past period Wiels repeatedly came to be in a negative spotlight. According to the media she hired friends and family without following the mandatory hiring process. Also, she has forged her resume. During the press conference, Wiels showed her resume but did not show the necessary documents to prove that what’s on her it is based on the truth. When reporters asked to see the documents, Prime Minister Asjes intervened.

Hensley Koeiman

The MAN-member, Hensley Koeiman, indicates that the press conference has made ​​no impression on him. "I think we need to know what happened and what did not happen, exactly," said Koeiman. Asjes should be come to Parliament to prove Wiels’ innocence by evidence. During the meeting "If he does not prove this, Wiels should resign,” Koeiman declared.

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