Bryan Kramer

Don’t deviate from the issue: Yama

Yama raise this point after Parkop made comments about Madang province being thrown to the ‘dogs’.

In a heated explanation from NCD Governor Powes Parkop explaining the tender process and awarding of the contract, he went ahead and mentioned that the once beautiful Madang Province is no longer safe for people to visit.

He said Madang MP, Bryan Kramer, must have interest in solving law and order issues in Madang and not in NCD.

However, his comments triggered Governor Yama to seek a point of order telling Parkop to not deviate from the real issue.

Madang MP calls for probe into yoga contract

However, today the question of the matter was directed to Minister for Trade, Commerce and Industry, Wera Mori.

The Madang MP, Bryan Kramer, was adamant to get to the bottom of it, and raised the issue again, this time asking the Minister for Trade Commerce and Industry, whether he was aware of such a company with an alleged irregularity in its IPA certificate.

“Can the Minister clarify the operations of such companies as they (may) have broken many IPA laws.”

Controversial K3m deal goes to Parliament

The company was registered in 2015 and was operating in the nation’s capital.

Madang MP Bryan Kramer asked the Minister for Finance, James Marape, to explain and clarify whether the awarding of the contract was legal and according to Section 25 (2) of the IPA Act.

It was a fight among giants as senior politicians tried to prevent first time politician, Bryan Kramer, from talking.

Lands Minister and Moresby South MP Justin Tkatchenko told Kramer that his question was out of order even though Kramer was yet to ask it.

Parkop hits back at Kramer

Kramer recently gave the National Capital District Governor 14 days to come clear with a thorough report on the expenditure of the unpopular K3 million per annum yoga contract.

Parkop said Kramer is becoming like a judge, jury and prosecutor making assertions without evidence.

The Governor told this newsroom that Kramer had been releasing statements without evidence and not caring to find the truth.

Parkop, when asked about the issue, said he doesn’t have to reply to such people.

Kramer queries yoga contract

It had been established in earlier reports that the payment is legally acquitted for by Governor Powes Parkop.

In a press conference recently, Kramer stated that under the public management act, the said contract was supposed to go through some kind of procedure before being awarded to a candidate.

Kramer directed to engage lawyer

Kramer appeared before Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia for directions on Monday.

He was given another two weeks to engage a lawyer to assist him and conduct the case on his behalf.

The matter will return to court on April 3.

Kramer is seeking to reopen the case from 2015 that was decided on by a five-man Supreme Court bench.

He believes the Supreme Court’s ruling not to decrease the 18-month grace period was unconstitutional.

He wants the 18-month grace period to be reduced to 12 months.

Tentative dates for MPs’ contempt case

The trial will see Bryan Kramer, Sir Mekere Morauta, Patrick Pruaitch and Kerenga Kua answer to allegations of contempt that are being raised by Prime Minister Peter O’Neill regarding issues that were before the courts.

Twivey Lawyers today informed the Supreme Court there are seven distinct allegations leveled against each MP.

Only Vanimo-Green MP, Belden Namah, is yet to be served the contempt motion.

Member’s office open to public scrutiny: Kramer

This was the response by Madang MP Bryan Kramer following Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s comments regarding his posts on social media.

In a statement released yesterday, O’Neill called on the new Member to learn to behave in the manner expected by his constituents, and not engage in slanderous and illegal behavior.

PM slams Kramer’s behaviour

“The ongoing commentary by the Member for Madang, publishing unsubstantiated conversations with other Members of Parliament is disrespectful, misleading and actionable in court,” the Prime Minister said in a statement today.

“Personal attacks and insults against leaders, with claimed one-sided private conversations, are bandied about on social media.

“These are just shallow social media outbursts that only serve personal politics, and lack any policy platform.”

The Prime Minister is further calling on relevant authorities to look into his behaviour.

Kramer files Supreme Court application

Kramer believes that a 2015 Supreme Court ruling by a 5-man bench not to decrease the 18 month grace period was unconstitutional.

He wants the 18 month grace period to be reduced to 12 months.

“I’ve reviewed that judgement in detail, now in my capacity as a legislator I’m of the view that the 18 month grace period is unconstitutional and know that for a fact.