TODAY NEWSPAPER EDITORIAL: Messy affair
The way the prosecutor’s office went after parliamentarian Silvio Matser this week appears to have been a messy affair.
A prosecutor who acts while he has not been appointed to lead the case, a house search that almost went up in smoke, an attorney who is left in the dark, and a press release that fails to mention a charge for membership of a criminal organization – it is not pretty.
It is a pity that for once the office of the attorney-general did not look over his fence in Curacao to see what is happening in St. Maarten.
In this sense, the arrest has already been labeled as a typical civil servant action: flipping the switch without considering what will happen on the other end.
Indeed, the arrest has put the budget debate in limbo and that is exactly what the doctor did not order for the country.
If the court finds reason to keep Matser behind bars much longer, the parliament will be paralyzed and so will the budget debate.
In that situation, the cure will be worse than the disease.
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