The public prosecution department said on Thursday that it will not proceed with a complaint made by anti-Islam campaigner Geert Wilders that prime minister Mark Rutte is discriminating against 'ordinary Dutchmen'.

'There is no question of an offence being committed,' the department said in a short statement on Twitter.

In addition, the department said, it is not allowed by law to take action against ministers and only parliament or the king would be able to order the high court to take such a step.

In a reaction, Wilders said the department was being cowardly and he will consider an appeal.

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