Anti-Corruption Activist Says He will Keep Pushing for PM to Step Down


By Eric Haurupma – EM TV News, Port Moresby

Anti-corruption activist Bryan Kramer says he and his supporters will continue to pursue their call for the Prime Minister to step down from office.

Police on Monday stopped a peaceful protest planned by University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) students and civil society members in regards to a range of ongoing issues.

Kramer said all avenues have not been exhausted, while civil society members and university students from UPNG are planning to obtain another permit from the District Court to stage a protest in the nation’s capital.

Police stopped a peaceful protest planned for Monday in Port Moresby by University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) students and civil society members to petition Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, to step down.

Prime Minister O’Neill, in a two-page spread that appeared in one of the dailies on Monday, responded to various claims by students and said that he respects the student’s constitutional rights, but the matters they have raised are currently before the courts.

O’Neill highlighted these key facts in relation to proceeds of crime pertaining to the Paul Paraka saga, attached with an article he claims has been forged.

The Prime Minister also questioned in his newspaper piece why the National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate and Task Force Sweep are both targeting him alone.

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