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MPs get threatening calls

9 March 2007
BRUSSELS – Flemish MPs for the Christian democrat party CD&V Veerle Heeren from Sint-Truiden and Carl De Caluwé from Kortrijk received threatening phone calls on Wednesday evening. The police in Sint-Truiden are taking the case very seriously. The case has been referred to the public prosecution department in Hasselt, according to Het Belang van Limburg and Gazet van Antwerpen.

At about 10 p.m. Heeren received a call on her mobile phone. A male voice threatened her. Heeren reported the incident to the local police. It was not until Thursday that it emerged that her party colleague De Caluwé had also received a threatening phone call at about the same time.

The Christian democrat politicians do not know why they are being threatened. But they have their suspicions.

“The threats came on the very day that the Auditing Committee for Election Expenditure revoked the mandate of Kortessem mayor Philtjens as municipal council member. I chaired the committee and Veerle Heeren was the only Limburg MP present at the hearing,” said De Caluwé. Heeren too thinks the threats may be connected with this matter.

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Subject: Belgian news