By Bryan Kramer
What makes social media so powerful is its ability to keep people informed.
Yesterday I posted an article titled "Will O’Neill Return as Prime Minister?”. The purpose of the article was to inform the readers of the political landscape over the next 2.5 years before the next general elections and to clear any doubt about whether or not O’Neill will return as Prime Minister and Marape serving out his term as Prime Minister till the 2022 General Elections.
Following my last article entitled “Will O’Neill Return as Prime Minister?” I noted numerous comments more focused on the question when he will be arrested.
As an issue of immense public interest, understandably, it’s a fair question to ask.
First of all it's important to note - whether someone gets arrested or not is a matter for Police.
So the appropriate authority to answer the question when O'Neill will be arrested in relation to the many corruption allegations leveled against him, again is the Police Force.
By Hon. Bryan Kramer
Today in the midst of a busy schedule, I took time out to drive to Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport to see off 5 youths, who flew in from my electorate on their way to Brisbane, Australia, to pick vegetables on a farm for 12 months.
Their names are:
1) Samuel K. SAMUEL
2) Itam B. JULIUS
3) Zebedee LUWI
4) Sylvester LEPI
5) Noel U. NINIBIL
By Hon. Bryan Kramer
The recent payment of K4.2m to Sirinumu Development Company for the purported benefit of Koiari Landowners is unlawful and now subject of Police investigations.
Last Friday night at around 12 am a group of people from the upper Koiari area where the PNG Power Rauna Station is located forcefully took over the Station shutting it down and taking possession of the keys.
This morning I was contacted by members of the media to comment on a copy of a letter leaked on social media that is purportedly authored by the Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika. The letter was addressed to Acting Commissioner for Police, David Manning, lodging a formal complaint against me on allegations of spreading a false or misleading report.
The contents of the letter state the complaint is in relation to an article posted on Facebook referring to the Chief Justice role in referring a matter to the National Court Judge, Justice Mirivi, who had carriage of former Prime Minister Peter O’Neill's judicial review proceedings.
Today I was briefed that the Principal of NiuAge Lawyers, Geroge Lau, who was the former Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s Lawyer, formally arrested and charged by officers with the National Fraud & Anti-corruption for offences of forgery and attempting to pervert the course of justice.
The charges relate to allegations that Mr. Lau colluded with a senior officer working with the District Court registry to forge a defective warrant of arrest as well as information which O’Neill relied on to obtain the stay order on the warrant of arrest from the National Court. Both the officer and Mr. Lau were arrested and charged for the same offences.
By Anthony Wagambie - Acting Assistant Commissioner NCD & Central.
There has been a lot of mud slinging at Police in recent times.
I want to remind all members of the Constabulary that we are members of a Royal institution. We have sworn an oath to protect and preserve justice for our people.
We are here to serve and not be served.
We come from a proud and colorful history. Our forefathers, the original jumper and zulu brought services into the most rural places of this country. They stood side by side and fought off enemies in World War 2. Our Police Force has ensured the freedom and gradual development of our country to where it is today.
It is estimated that Papua New Guinea loses
anywhere between K2 to K3 Billion in public funds annually through white collar corruption.
Funds that would normally be expended building classrooms, improving our education system providing better wages and housing for our public service. More importantly funds that would be spent on life saving medical equipment and supplies.
Instead it ends up in the pockets of corrupt government officials and their foreign cronies who aid them in stealing it.
By Hon. Bryan Kramer . Member for Madang and PNG Police Minister
This was a question asked by Opposition Member for North Fly Open James Donald while responding to my last article titled "MP confused on his role."
"My Police Minister,
"I am not confused. For me I thought Madang light house will continue to light on the Government side giving a hope to us Opposition and 8 million people of this country. My Minister, I am yet to see the new government putting down it's two feet and clean up the mess created by PNC. There aren't any changes at all with the cronies and regimes of PNC and they are still giving you advices and directions."
"This government was expected to put down it's two feet VERY SOLID and CLEAN UP, yet nothing is happening."
Last Tuesday night I paid a surprise visit to a number of Police Stations in our Nation’s Capital. I did so at the invitation of Acting Deputy Commissioner for Operations, David Manning.
The purpose of the visit was to see firsthand the state of Police stations as well as to hear the grievances of our men and women in blue who are tasked to man them.
Since my visit was unannounced the stations were not fully manned. One station had only one officer looking after it.
When I asked those on duty what the main challenges they face during their shift were, many responded, they had no vehicle to carry out patrols or respond to public complaints. Those stations that had a vehicle raised the issue it was in poor condition or without fuel. A common concern raised at all stations was transport to and from work.