Bryan Kramer

Madang in a political frenzy

Two attempts by Madang MP, Bryan Kramer, to address the crowd on Tuesday, responding to the Prime Minister’s remarks on service delivery at the airport project launch, and later at Bates oval, was downplayed by the government MPs.

The crowd that gathered to hear the leaders clearly had opposing views.

While it may all be politics, Madang town mayor Joe Yama, while speaking at the Bates Oval on Tuesday afternoon, appealed to the leaders not to fight amongst themselves.

“People want service,” he made the appeal on behalf of the 10 councils and people of Madang.

Kramer ordered to apologise

This is for reflections on a Member intending to bring hatred and contempt on Parliament.

Chairman of the Report of the Privileges Committee, Charlie Benjamin, said if Bryan Kramer fails to apologise, he will be suspended from two Parliament sittings.

When presenting the report raised by Tewai-Siassi MP Dr Kobby Bomareo on May 30, 2018, Benjamin said Members of Parliament should be diplomatic and exercise control in their conduct through words or actions against each other and the public.

Opposition’s planned protest ‘childish’

The Minister and Imbonggu MP, Pila Niningi, said: “The Members of the Opposition have an obligation to provide a check and balance to every government decisions but it has to be done on the floor of Parliament, not homes and streets.

“The nationwide stop-work protest planned by the Members of the Opposition can be seen as an irresponsible action.

“This is childish. It’s like a barking dog without teeth.”

Police will investigate alleged assassination plot against Kramer: Baki

Commissioner of Police, Gari Baki, said to date, no report of this alleged plot was reported to police but Kramer, like every other national leader, can be accorded police protection if the allegations are proven to be credible.

His statement follows a social media post by Kramer where he said: “I was contacted by former Chairman of Anti-corruption Task Sweep Sam Koim to inform me he had received reliable intelligence that individuals with political connections were planning to have me assassinated.

NA dispels rumours of joining Gov’t

The response was triggered after member for Madang, Bryan Kramer, posted on social media saying thre were talks of NA being offered seven portfolios if it moved over to the Government benches.

According to a spokesperson for National Alliance, the party is intact and such rumors were just perpetrated to destroy the good image of the party.  

The source said the Party will release an official statement soon to dispel this rumor. 

The party spokesperson also called on those who instigated this rumor, to not interfere with the affairs of another political party.

Kramer refers Gamato to fraud directorate

This regards the Commission’s decision in the declaration of the Southern Highlands provincial seat.

Bryan Kramer met with the media yesterday, describing the EC’s decision as an act of electoral fraud.

“I submitted the basis of my determination that constitutes electoral fraud by the Commissioner, and filed a complaint with the National Fraud (Directorate). I intend to do the same with the Ombudsman Commission, and I am giving them up to a month to allow them to consider the evidence and whether they will take any formal action.”

NICTA seeks dismissal of SIM deactivation case

Justice David Cannings adjourned the motion, filed by NICTA, Communications Minister Sam Basil and the state, to 7 September.

Lawyers for the three parties filed the motion on July 30 in response to Kramer’s motion that was filed on July 25.

They will be asking the court to dismiss the proceeding.

Justice Cannings adjourned the motion on Tuesday after refusing injunctive orders Kramer sought restraining unregistered SIM cards from being deactivated as of today.

Kramer refused injunction orders

An urgent application filed by Madang MP Bryan Kramer and 42 other “substance farmers” in his electorate, seeking to restrain NICTA deactivating unregistered SIM cards after midnight tonight has been refused.

Justice David Cannings refused the 11th hour application seeking interim injunction orders at the Waigani National Court today.

Kramer had his lawyer file the urgent application on 25 July, asking the court to restrain NICTA, Communications Minister Sam Basil and the state, from deactivating unregistered SIM cards in the urban centres from August 1st.

Madang’s first step in tackling lawlessness: MP

Madang MP Bryan Kramer says one of his 2017 election campaign policy was to address urban drift, hence the exercise.

Once known as the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’, Madang town has now become one of the most notorious centres in the country.

Now into its second week, the social mapping program was rolled out to address the escalating urban drift and lawlessness that has plagued the once peaceful town.

“We’ve started social mapping…up to 300 houses already in one area of Madang where there’s a settlement that turned up in the last 5 years on church land,” stated Kramer.

Evidence will be made available for alleged ‘paid’ journo

Bryan Kramer stated that legal action may also be taken if these payments are not justified for the media house of the individual journalist concerned.

Kramer says if these payments are not lawful and no formal process was followed then legal actions will be taken against those involved.

“We can’t just go around making out payments, even as the member for Madang I cannot just make payments at my discretion,” he said.