Ex Philips boss fed up with Netherlands
The former Philips tophead says his family has been messed about by the justice ministry.2 April 2008
Former Philips boss Roel Pieper says he no longer wants to live in The Netherlands because his family has been messed about by the justice ministry.
Five years ago Pieper's wife was attacked and seriously injured in her home by a man armed with a knife. The man was sentenced to prison.
A few weeks ago, the Pieper family was informed that the man has twice been released on unsupervised leave. The Pieper's had not been told beforehand and the justice ministry offered its apologies.
In a letter to the Financieele Dagblad newspaper, Pieper says this has gone beyond the limits of his tolerance. He says he will not continue living a country that is no longer able to guarantee its citizens' security. He has left with his family for France.
[Copyright Radio Netherlands 2008 / photo by ANP]