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Legal Advice on the ETG-Yap State Cooperative Investment Agreement

The following legal advices come from facebook discussions on “Yap State Development.” Mr. Clement Yow Mulalap generously provided the legal advices, and Mr. Norman kindly complied them.

File: A Facebook Thread (Legal Advise (Version 5)

Discussions on ETG-Yap Stae Cooperative Investment Agreement: Infrastructure Development and Social Welfare Improvements

The following texts are quoted from a set of discussion threads on the facebook page, Yap Sate Youth, initiated by Mr. Dieter Kudler. (Source)

We re-post parts of the discussions here, specifically the dialogue between Mr. Lindemanis and Mr. Clement Yow Mulalap, for their conversation helps clarifying people’s confusion about the signed ETG-Yap State  Cooperative Investment Agreement.

Link: On Investment Agreement: Infrastructure Development and Social Welfare Improvements

Legal Analysis for the Situation AFTER Governor Anefal submitted a written notice to ETG on October 2nd

The following links were originally from a facebook discussion, initiated by Mr. Clement Yow Mulalap on October 22, 2012, regarding the legal status of the current situation after Governor’s delivery, and ETG’s official recipience of the written notice concerning ETG’s investment. We re-post it from the facebook page, Yap’s Development.

Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV

The following texts are re-posted from a facebook page, Yap’s Development, initiated by Mr. Clement Yow Mulalap on November 14, 2012, concerning Yap State Government’s options while waiting for ETG’s response to Governor Anefal’s letter (dated October 1, 2012). We re-post it from the original page for it helps a lot in clarifying the current situation and the options available to the Yap State Government.

Analysis and Discussions about the Current Situation

Legal Analysis on Bribery

The following post was originally from a facebook discussion, initiated by Mr. Clement Yow Mulalap on October 22, 2012, regarding the legal status of the current situation after Governor’s delivery, and ETG’s official recipience of the written noticeconcerning ETG’s investment. On November 1, 2012, Mr. Eric Lirow asked a question concerning whether the proposed “Distributing Gaming Fees” in ETG’s brochure would constitute bribery according to the Yap State Laws. Mr. Clement Yow Mulalap replied as follows.We re-post it from the facebook page, Yap’s Development.

Link: Legal Analysis on Bribery

Legal Analysis of MOU (Memorandum of Understanding)

The following posts originally come from a facebook discussion on MOU(Memorandum of Understanding) signed by ETG and Council of Pilung on January 2012.  (Please check our timeline, and the content of MOU here). We re-post the discussion and clarification here for it helps us to comprehend the legal issues involved in MOU.

Part I, Part II, Part III

The Duration of ETG’s Proposed Land Lease

The following comment was posted by Mr. Clement Yow Mulalap, in the discussion threads relating to his questions to ETG/Mr. Yang Gang. (Source:http://www.facebook.com/groups/404462399564440/permalink/506687616008584/,also see here) The comment has pointed out that ETG’s has publicly announced its proposed duration of land lease–99 years, renewable after the first 99-year lease agreement is expired.

According to ETG’s public statement (link), individual Yapese land owners will not be able to negotiate with ETG for a shorter lease duration.

Link: The Duration of ETG’s Proposed Land Lease

Legal Analysis of ETG’s Land Lease Agreement (Template)

The post of legal analysis is from a facebook discussion. The topic was about the template (blank form) of lease agreement between ETG and Yapese landowners. Mr. Henry Norman posted the annotated lease agreement (link). Mr. Clement Yow Mulalap has provided his legal analysis of the offered lease template. 

We consider this information crucially significant to each person in Yap. Please do take time to read the lease agreement template, and the analysis. 

Link: Mr. Clement Yow Mulalap’s Legal Analysis of ETG’s Land Lease Agreement (Template)

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