Sunday, May 26, 2019

Hackers Steal Information about Home Hunters from Housing Agency

Hackers have stolen hundreds and possibly thousands of identity card scans after breaking into the computer system of a rental housing company.  The information stolen was uploaded between 2017 and 2019 by people seeking a place to live.  The hackers possess the name, address, contact information and copies of passports or id cards which include a personal identification number (BSN).  This allows hackers to open bank accounts or take out loans by using other peoples’ identity.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Great Increase in Corruption, Police Lacks Capacity

The 2018 annual report of the Public Prosecution shows that corruption crimes investigated increased from 45 to 65. However, the national detective service greatly lacks personnel. Furthermore about 27 500 complaints of criminal acts were not followed up by the police while there was information for investigating and prosecution. The head of the Public Prosecution Gerrit van der Burg expressed his worry about the increasing severe criminality and accompanying violence.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Dutch Deputy Minister Resigns after concealing information

Dutch Deputy Minister Mark Harbers (of the VVD Liberal party) has resigned after he presented a report about the number of refugees suspected of crimes to parliament.  The figures published included suspicions of rape and murder under the category ‘Other.’ Harbers said the reason was because civil servants were worried that the figures would lead to confusion.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

11% of Working Women Change Jobs Because of Harassment

A study by the Tentoo firm found that 11% of working women in the Netherlands have changed jobs  at least because they have been harassed by a colleague or superior. 
For men the figure is 6½%.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Police: Ministry Hiding Severe Crimes by Asylum Seekers

The spokesperson of the Dutch Police, Mireille Beentjes, has accused the Ministry of Security and Justice of hiding extreme crimes by asylum seekers in the statistics under the heading “various”. This includes attempts of murder, physical violence and sexual crimes. Furthermore, the spokesperson says that the Ministry had the figures already for several weeks before it informed parliament.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Provocation by Dutch Muslim Parliamentarian in Jerusalem

Tunahan Kuzu, the leader of the Dutch Muslim DENK party, has provoked Israeli soldiers by walking in Jerusalem with a Palestinian flag.  The chair of the Dutch parliament, Khadija Arib (Labour), said that it shows little respect to demonstrate in that city.  She furthermore said that Kuzu was spreading fake news when he said that he had been arrested.  She remarked in a TV program that the party manipulates news.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Simon Wiesenthal Center tells Rutte: Under you antisemitism has reached unparalleled heights

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center has written a letter to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in which he writes that under his Prime Ministership, antisemitic attacks in the Netherlands have reached levels unknown since the defeat of Hitler’s Third Reich. He asked Rutte to finally address antisemitism in the Netherlands.