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Published On:February 12, 2018
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PM O'Neill Calls on Disrespectful Member of Madang to Serve with Dignity

The Prime Minister, Hon. Peter O’Neill CMG MP, has called on the new Member for Madang, Hon. Bryan Kramer MP, to learn to behave in the manner expected by his constituents, and not engage in slanderous and illegal behavior.

“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.

“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 has noted concerns that have been expressed at the mental capacity and stability of the member in his new position, and called for relevant authorities to look into his behavior.

“As these comments are also slanderous, it is appropriate that the Ombudsman Commission look into the Member’s conduct.

“NICTA, as the agency tasked with dealing with cybercrimes and the misuse of telecommunications services, must be proactive in dealing with these issues and undertake their own investigations.

“This behaviour is unbecoming and bizarre, particularly for the new member who is yet to prove his worth in the Parliament.

“The people of Madang elected him to help develop the district and deliver services for the people, but in his six months in office he has nothing to show.

“Nothing has been delivered and no concrete plans have been made for the coming years in this term of Parliament.

“This member recently launched a so called political party, the Alliance with much fanfare that has also resulted in nothing.

“He is a very frustrated man with ambitions beyond his ability.

“He has never held a decent job, and now he is taking on the rightful opposition to try and take over the alternative government.”

Press Release/ Office of the Prime Minister PNG

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