More trouble for Madang Open MP

MADANG Open MP Bryan Kramer is in more trouble.
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Bryan Kramer

Staff Reporter

First, Kramer was suspended from duties as Labour and Immigration Minister in October 22 as he faced a leadership tribunal.
At the time, public prosecutor Pondros Kaluwin presented the statements of "reasons and references" of misconduct to the tribunal chaired by Justice Lawrence Kangwia.
This month, however, Kramer lost his parliamentary seat because he had allegedly impugned the chief justice in posts on Facebook.
RNZ Pacific's correspondent in PNG Scott Waide said he believed the critical issue was a post that the former prime minister Peter O'Neill was soliciting help from the chief justice.
"And that they had submitted fabricated documents that could mislead the court and that the warrant of arrest against Peter O'Neill was defective. Now the judiciary has come back hard on this claim," Waide wrote for RNZ Pacific.
"There were also other charges - that he had made illegal appointments within the District Development Authority Board. And so all of that together has brought him to this recommendation for dismissal."
Waide said the decision would affect how other politicians now use Facebook and other social media.
Kramer said he would appeal the decision, though reporter Waide said this process could well take years.
For the time being, the Madang Open seat has no representation in parliament.



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