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The following post was publicized on ETG’s facebook page approximately at the midnight between November 5 and 6 (Micronesia Time), responding to Mr. Clement Yow Mulalap’s questions on the facebook page, Yap’s Development.

Original Link of ETG/Mr. Yang Gang’s Post: http://www.facebook.com/etgyap/posts/451572691555540

Original Link for Mr. Clement Yow Mulalap’s Questions: http://www.facebook.com/groups/404462399564440/permalink/506687616008584/ (also see here)

Please note: ETG/Mr. Yang Gang did not answer Mr. Clement Yow Mulalap’s questions directly on the original facebook page, Yap’s Development. ETG/Mr. Yang Gang instead replied on ETG’s facebook page without providing links referencing to the original questions.

Website Manager’s note: The facebook user who publicized the following post is “Yap ETG Paradise Islands International Investment Group Inc. ” Throughout the post (accessed on 23pm, November 6, Micronesia time), the author did not specify his/her identity. We therefore assume the person who publicized the post is Mr. Yang Gang, since Mr. Clement Yow Mulalap’s questions were directed to Mr. Yang Gang, and the author of the following post did not deny that he/she is Mr. Yang Gang.

[Post by ETG/Mr. Yang Gang responding Clement Yow Mulalap’s Questions]

We would like to answer these five question asked by Mr. Clement Yow Mulalap posted on Facebook Yap’s Development Group on November 2, 2012. Sorry for my late reply and please forgive my poor English.

1) ETG confirms that ETG received a letter dated on September 17, 2012 signed by three “Paramount Chiefs”: Mr. Aloysius Faimau, Mr. John B. Ranganbay and Mr. William Yad. ETG also received another letter dated on September 21, 2012 signed by other three “Paramount Chiefs”: Mr. Francis Fithingmow, Mr. Steven Mar and Mr. Victor Nabeyan. Due to our limited knowledge on the traditional leadership of Yap, we are confused by these 2 letters from very different Paramount Chiefs. We are paying close attention to the follow up actions of the 3 Paramount municipalities after these 2 letters. Mr. Mulalap who are the real paramount chiefs? Please advise.

2) ETG also confirms ETG has received the letter from Governor Anefal on October 2, 2012 in the Governor’s office. So far, ETG’s head office has not sent the response to us. ETG working team sent letters to Concerned Citizen Group (CCG) and Yap Awareness Group on October 31, 2012 for the meetings respectively with the two groups. ETG would like to listen to different voices and opinions of people of Yap. We believes these meetings will be helpful for ETG to make a right decision.

3). ETG working team would like to meet representatives of Concerned Citizen Group and Yap Awareness Group in our office. Whether the meetings should be live broadcasted or not should be decided by these two groups, not ETG, because ETG can’t ask for Government’s resource for ETG’s business. ETG is open to live broadcast for our meetings with both groups, we think it is a very good way to exchange ideas and information.

(4) Regarding the master plan, ETG does not have master plan yet, what we have now is only a conceptual proposal. ETG will only lease land from the land owners who are willing to lease to us based on their free will. ETG will have master plan based on the actual land secured. In your question, you assume ETG has at least some concrete idea, because ETG is looking at constructing 1 or 2 golf course(s). For your information, ETG HOPES to build 1 or 2 golf course(s), but that does not mean ETG has concrete plan and can realize it. Proposals and concrete plan are two very different things. What ETG wants or hopes to build has been listed on the ETG’s summary proposal and the booklet. Please check. Whether ETG really can build, it is totally based on the land availability and other factors. Just like you want to buy some onions from Blue Lagoon or YCA, but maybe the stores have run out of stocks, so at the end, you may not be able to buy it although you want to. Do you agree?

(5) Regarding the disclosure of land leasing agreement signed between ETG and landowner, you should have a better idea than us, because you are a lawyer. The land lease agreement signed between two parties. We think it can be disclosed if two parties should all agree to disclose. We will consult with our lawyers about this issue.
Land lease agreement IS a confidential document for both lessor and lessee. ETG will just share the draft agreement with those landowners who are planning to lease their lands to us. Landowners have freedom to show it to those people they trust and want to seek opinions, advice and help from. ETG doesn’t see the necessity to disclose this confidential document of a private business from ETG side to any other irrelevant third party on internet.

Regarding your mentioned the open communication and transparency, ETG Yap would like to state its position here.
(1) ETG Yap is very open and transparent. ETG would like communicate with people of Yap through all channels such as phone calls ( Mr. Yang Gang :952 2975, Mr. Frank Li :952 3909, Office: 3505888), or visiting our office (Y.P.D.R 2nd floor), posting comments and questions on facebook page: Yap ETG Paradise Lands International Investment Group Inc or Yang Gang. The above information, ETG has posted many times and printed on our booklets. ETG Yap has not received any phones calls, or visitors.

(2) ETG Yap does not think it is not transparent, just because only two persons are not invited to post their comments on Yap ETG Paradise Islands Facebook page. From the beginning, ETG Yap did not block them to post their comments, but ETG Yap found their comments are not constructive, and are not based on facts, or not related to the project. ETG Yap decided they were not invited to post their comments on the page, but they still can read. ETG Yap Paradise Islands page is not the place for rumors and libel. People of Yap need to receive the direct information from ETG Yap. They should not be disturbed. This is the right of ETG Yap. This is why there is the function of block for facebook admin.

Mr. Yang Gang also applied for joining the Facebook Yap State Youth Group and Yap’s Development Group for long time. We believe these administrators found him long time ago. He was just allowed to enter Yap’s Development Group four days ago and Yap State Youth Group two days ago. How do you think of this?

ETG Yap’s Facebook page is used to increase the awareness of ETG’s proposed project to people of Yap and answer any valid question on internet. We welcome any constructive opinions, suggestions or even criticism which is meaningful, especially from people of Yap, BUT, we don’t like irresponsible and irrelevant people to use our Facebook page as a platform to spread rumors and post irrelevant information not yet proved to be true.
(3) Posting the comments on Yap ETG page is not the only way of communication. Mr. Norman and Mr. Rock still can post on Yap State Youth Group and Yap’s Development Group. We appreciate for all constructive comments and all project related questions.
Sorry for my poor English put above, and sorry again for the late reply.

Original Link of ETG/Mr. Yang Gang’s Post: http://www.facebook.com/etgyap/posts/451572691555540

Original Link for Mr. Clement Yow Mulalap’s Questions: http://www.facebook.com/groups/404462399564440/permalink/506687616008584/ (also see here)

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