By Brian Kramer
I understand there are a number of articles that I have yet to complete but unfortunately, recent events have given me a reason to write about more pressing issues that are not only of national interest but of national security.
The matters I’m about to write about will be the most compelling, disturbing and complex of all the articles I have written about to date.
A week ago I ran into a friend who asked me a rather confronting question – What do I do to address the security risks that come with the fact that my articles expose high-level corruption
The friend is a foreign national who comes from a region of the world where people who report on similar issues are typically assassinated in an effort to silence them.
My response was I do nothing. Why? Because it is inevitable. Once you accept the fact you will most certainly be permanently silenced for a cause you believe in then there is no point wasting time worrying about it. The only issue for me is how much I can achieve before it happens.
I explained to him the real threat is not our corrupt Government as they are typically incompetent, the real threat are foreign nationals who remain in the shadows and pull the strings. It is they who are running our country with a primary interest in ensuring our corrupt politicians remain in power so they have continued access to and benefit from PNG’s vast natural resources.
Now it is not to say that all foreign nationals are only in PNG to rip us off as the good majority consider our country as their home and have fallen in love with our people and culture.
However, there are those like our corrupt politicians who disregard the plight of our people and are driven by greed and power only to enrich themselves. They do so at the expense of everyday Papua New Guineans suffering and, in many cases, dying, from a lack of basic services.
I explained to my friend that when you go head to head with a corrupt Government you will typically be subjected to five stages or risk.
1. The first they will try to buy you off by offering you a bribe or Government contract.
2. Failing stage one, the second being they will try find dirt on you, threatening to expose you if you don’t back down.
3. They will threaten you
4 T they will have you arrested on false charges in an effort to use the system to have you locked up.
5. they will have you killed.
I made the point that I had been through all of the first four stages which left me anticipating the fifth.
However the events the last week confirmed I had left out one stage and that this the people you care about would also be targeted.
Only days later a person dear to me started to receive death threats from an unknown number.
On Monday evening on 24th April 2017, the day before I was to nominate, she was tracked down to Pacific International Hospital in Port Moresby where she was seeking medical treatment.
As she walked outside the hospital entrance she was viciously attacked by two men, she was punched to the ground and repeatedly kicked in the head.
Now the circumstances that to led her attack and what followed I will explain in some detail in the articles to come, circumstances that will certainly leave you disturbed.
For now, all I need to express is that I suspended my campaign and arranged for her to be removed from harm’s way for her own safety.
In part 2 of this article, I intend to cover evidence that suggests that our Government has engaged foreign nationals to spy on its own citizens, with the capability of hacking and remotely controlling one of the most sophisticated phones in the world (I phone 7).
Evidence that suggests that our citizens are being trained by foreign nationals in the field of intelligence gathering, extortion and State sponsored espionage.
I will cover the circumstances that led to my arrest in November 2014 for conspiracy to commit attempted murder in a failed effort to silence me, the evidence that confirms the charges were falsified by the people behind it.
I will also cover the introduction of the recently passed cyber-crime the true intent behind the legislation and those who are behind it.
Further, I will explain how high-level corruption works in the PNG and how they get away with it. Lastly, we answer the question – Is Peter O’Neill really running our country or is he merely a puppet to those he seeks advice from?
Make no mistake that these issues are very real and every Papua New Guinea needs to take stock as it may be only chance to take PNG back.