Sunday, June 30, 2019

UN rapporteur heavily criticizes Dutch Queen

The Special UN Rapporteur for extra judicial executions Agnes Callamard has heavily criticized Dutch Queen Maxima.  During the G-20 Summit in Japan, the Queen met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, without raising the issue of murdered Saudi journalist Khashoggi.  The UN says that the Crown Prince and other senior Saudi officials are responsible for this murder.  Callamard said that the Queen’s silence made her a collaborator.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Emergency Services Phone Outage Led to Woman’s Death

On Monday, a major outage occurred at Telecom Company, KPN. This also led to the unavailability of emergency numbers.  As a result, a woman in the town of Breda died as she could not get through to the local safety office and ambulance service. This led to a lethal delay. The police main contact number 112 was not reachable for over 3 hours due to the outage of KPN’s system.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Culture of Fear at Police Academy

The Dutch police academy suffers from a culture of fear and departing teachers which can’t be replaced. This was written in an anonymous letter by teachers of the academy. At the academy future policemen, detectives and specialists are trained. The teachers also write that since their first mention to the media of the problems, the atmosphere is terrible. They feel insecure. The management denies these claims.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

No Posts This Week

I will not be posting this week.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Did Public Prosecution lie in process against Geert Wilders?

A process is underway against parliamentarian Geert Wilders who has shouted “less Moroccans” with adherence outside parliament. It seems that the then Minister of Justice Ivo Opstelten discussed the process twice with the top official of the public prosecution. This is the opposite of what parliament has been told in the past and what the public prosecution has claimed toward the first judges in the process against Wilders.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Deputy Minister Admits Authorities Should Have Investigated Graphite Rains

Deputy Minister Stientje van Veldhoven of Infrastructure has admitted in parliament that in the every four investigation by the State Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) of the health risks of the high furnaces in IJmuiden never research has been done into the problems resulting from the “graphite rains”. The minister admitted that these could contain too high concentrations of lead, manganese and vanadium. 

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Prime Minister heavily criticized about withholding information from parliament

During the general discussion which opened the parliamentary season, studies about calculations of global warming were withheld by the government.  The organizations that carried out the research were ready to publish the data prior to the parliamentary discussions.  Prime Minister Rutte said that in future, he would behave the same way. He said that he could not have published the data without simultaneously publishing a government reaction which was not ready.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Prime Minister Apologizes for Mishandling Earthquake Damage

On behalf of his government, Prime Minister Rutte has apologized to all people in the province of Groningen who have suffered damage from earthquakes. He said that the government has understood the problems involved far too late.  He also said that they were too focused on legal issues which slowed down dealing with the damages and strengthening buildings.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Hague: Police do not react against pro-Iranian hate mongers

In a pro-Iranian demonstration in The Hague, the demonstrators expressed their hatred against the Zionist government, Israel, United States and Saudi Arabia.  Its message was one of terror and antisemitism. The police stood by, watched the demonstrators but did not intervene.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Municipality Has to Pay Fine to Salafist Imam

The mayor of Arnhem, Ahmed Marcouch (Labour), wrote that a possible appointment of imam Arkhouch by the Al-Fath mosque is problematic and dangerous.  The imam says that he is a peace-loving and peaceful Salafist and took Marcouch to court saying that he had damaged his good name.  The judge ordered the municipality to pay the imam 4000 Euro damages.  The municipality is considering whether to appeal.