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Police to call Krammer in for questioning

The claim of an assassination plot by Madang MP, Brian Krammer, has resulted in Police Commissioner, Gari Baki, stating that the parliamentarian and former Task Force Sweep chairman, Sam Koim, would be called in for questioning.

According to the Post Courier (October 18), this is in relation to the 2017 murder of former Border Development Authority (BDA) chairman, Fred Konga, which is subject of an ongoing investigation.

Konga was killed in August 2017. He was allegedly followed and ambushed by 2 vehicles that blocked his way along the Poreporena Freeway in Waigani as he was heading to his home in Hohola.

Baki said the social media post by Krammer preempted some very sensitive information which was of interest to police.

Meanwhile, Koim has come out publicly to clarify that his private message between Krammer was to ensure the politician took precaution when moving around, and did not specify an details.

I did not tell Brian that he would be assassinated as I did not receive such. I t…

APEC minister responds to Maserati query

The minister responsible for APEC, Justin Tkatchenko, has responded to the claims made by the members of the Opposition regarding the purchase of 40 Masareti MY 19 Quattroporte from Italy to transport visiting leaders during the leaders’ summit next month.
According to the Post Courier (October 17), Tkatchenko alleges that all claims made by members of the Opposition are lies and ‘absolute rubbish’. He said the there was a certain level of luxury required for the global event, the vehicles will be bought by the private sector at cost and the Maseratis will be priced lower than a Toyota Land Cruiser VX. However, the minister has not addressed questions regarding the procurement process of these vehicles despite saying that it was authorized by the National Executive Council (NEC).

Member for Sinesine-Yongomugl Kerenga Kua on FM 100’s talk-back show queried why the procurement of the Maseratis went through a third party in Sri Lanka when there are dealers in the country like Ela Motor…

PNG MP claims plot to have him assassinated

A very vocal Member of Parliament in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is claiming there is a plot to assassinate him by foreign nationals with political connections living in the country.

Madang MP, Brian Krammer, posted on social media site Facebook that he was contacted 2 days ago by former Chairman of Task Force Sweep, Sam Koim, alerting him of a possible plot to have him killed.

Although Krammer did not mention any specific details, he said he had credible information naming '2 Chinese nationals and 3 Western expatriates'. He added that they plan to kill him in the same manner in which Fred Konga was assassinated, and they would make it look like the Australians did it.

Krammer claims that a number people who are being engaged to kill him were also behind the murder of Konga in August 2017. He said Konga was killed to silence him over his alleged involvement in the hijack of K12 million in K100 bank notes which were destined for Germany to be destroyed. These notes we supposedly us…