Imagine the following comment being made in the United States by either the Republican or Democratic party:
MEP says that they are totally aware of AVP’s strategy and also which entrepreneurs are involved. “Do not confuse our kindness and toleration with weakness, because we warn the population that it will work out differently this time.”
So much for political free speach and the right to protest in Aruba. What’s next Oduber, Martial Law? If this is the tone of the political party in charge is it any wonder why Arubans do not come forward and tell what they may know regarding the disappearance of Natalee Holloway?
Threats and comments that the majority party will “no longer tolerate” to the opposition party is hardly democratic. Newsflash MEP … people have the right to disagree with the majority. They have a right to voice their opinion against a government. They have a right to protest or strike.
It is no wonder why Arubans have not come forward if this is the political culture of threats they live under. It is nothing more than the fear they feel and what could happen to them if they did.
Amigoe: Aug 18, 2006: MEP won’t tolerate any longer
ARUBA – The MEP has used unusual strong words to warn the AVPspeech that it does no longer tolerate the fact that the opposition party is inciting the population to demonstrations and the unions to organize strikes when the Parliament is handling the sales tax BBQ. If and when it comes to demonstrations and strikes, the MEP will summon her militants to turn the tide and protect the democracy and the constitutional state. According to MEP Since AVP has landed in the opposition, this party, together with part of Ahata, Atia, and the Chamber of Commerce, has been causing damage to the National Government. The AVP has penetrated deep into the social partners with the purpose to paralyze the National Government with strikes, protest actions, and accusations, in order to blame the MEP of everything.”MEP says that AVP is working with a strategy to destabilize the country by creating chaos and try to overthrow the democratically elected government. “They don’t care whether this country is in a bad position or not, as long as they get back in office.”MEP says that they are totally aware of AVP’s strategy and also which entrepreneurs are involved. “Do not confuse our kindness and toleration with weakness, because we warn the population that it will work out differently this time.”