Following a formal flag-transfer ceremony witnessed by Defense Minister Krishna Mathoera and other officials, Major Roy Samuels has assumed command of the Military Police Corps of the Surinamese National Army. Superior Peter Wasimin, who left the MP after 40 years of service, was succeeded by him.
After serving the MP for 40 years, Commander Wasimin, who was appointed commander two years prior, retired, and Major Samuels, who had served the MP for 39 years, was named the new commander. Minister Mathura commended Wasimin for his dedication to the group and his tireless labor in trying conditions. She expressed confidence in Major Samuels and expressed hope that he would enhance the MP’s contribution to society.
Werner Kioe A Sen, the army’s commander, also emphasized the need of discipline within the army and urged revitalization of the MP to assure succession. Wasimin stated that the MP is undergoing change and that a new direction has been chosen to help strengthen the service’s reputation for transparency and integrity.
Major Samuels is committed to restoring order within the Army and advancing the Corps while also working to increase the visibility of the MP in society.