In Aruba, the bribery case of H.J Namdar is getting rather interesting. Recently, RED, has been like a one party wrecking crew going after MEP and the Aruban governments improprieties. One wonders how far this investigation will go.
Amigoe; April 4, 2007: RED summons Hirsch Ballin after bribery attempt Namdar
ORANJESTAD – Rudy Lampe (RED) wants an international investigation in the Namdar case. On behalf of his party, he sent a letter to the Dutch Justice-minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin (CDA) on April 2nd, with the request to also involve the United States in this investigation. Lampe has sent the US consulate-general Robert Sorenson a copy of the letter.
He wrote in his letter that several MEP-ministers were mentioned in the letter of Namdar, including the name of former minister Glenbert Croes of OLA and former MEP-minister and currently the governor of Aruba. In his letter, Lampe points out article 43 of the Statute. He concludes his letter with the hope that this case will be investigated thoroughly.
Glenbert Croes said that only Michael Williams was aware of the content of Namdar’s letter and that none of the names mentioned in the letter were involved with the case, neither those of Ivan Strick (FOL) and Gerrit Schotte (ex-MPK and now MAN).
On Friday and Saturday William was interrogated for hours at the police station in Noord. His lawyer Duineveld said that he gave his view on the case. The police are especially interested in documentation on this case. According to unconfirmed reports, William has more compromising correspondence. He told the police that the letter he has published has nothing to do with the case in Curacao, where also government people had contact with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and with Namdar, but those contacts are from last year November and not from before 2004, the year that surfaced in the letter of H.J. Namdar.