Reporter exposes security at military base

13th September 2006, Comments 0 comments

13 September 2006, AMSTERDAM — Defence Minister Henk Kamp is to be called to account by parliament next week for lax security at military bases in the Netherlands, commuter newspaper 'Metro' has reported.

13 September 2006

AMSTERDAM — Defence Minister Henk Kamp is to be called to account by parliament next week for lax security at military bases in the Netherlands, commuter newspaper 'Metro' has reported.

One of the paper's reporters managed to enter the Kattenburg naval complex in Amsterdam without being challenged on Monday night. After sitting in a military vehicle he walked around in plain view of security cameras.

It took some time for security personnel to notice him. He was eventually detained and handed over to the Military Police (Koninklijke Marechaussee). He was released after questioning.

Defence officials stressed Kattenburg is not an operations base and does not contain weapons or sensitive information.

Kattenburg was used briefly as the hiding place for former MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali after the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh in November 2004.

MPS from several parties intend to press Kamp to improve security at all military bases. The minister is currently out of the country.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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