The laws intended to prevent and combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism should be tightened in the context of bringing Surinamese legislation into compliance with international standards. As a result, the National Assembly passed the Law to Prevent and Combat Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing by a vote of 28 to 1 on Thursday, November 17, 2022. The BEP group has chosen not to cast a ballot.
The bill was proposed on January 28, 2022, at the government’s request. Reshma Mangre MSc (Vz), ir. Stephen Tsang, Radjendrekoemar Debie MSc, Niesha Jhakry LL.B, Drs. Ronny Asabina, Mr. Ebu Jones LL.B, and Edgar Sampie all participated in the committee that prepared the law.
Interest groups like the Ministry of Finance and Planning, the Association of Cambio Holders, and the Association of Casino Holders were consulted during the creation of the law.