Levi Sap Nei Thang Sets the Record Straight Regarding the Many Oil and Gas Leases
March 8, 2021 – Levi Sap Nei Thang is going on the record to issue her response to numerous erroneous news reports that have come out recently regarding her extensive ownership of oil and gas leases in the United States.
Rumors began to swirl and while Thang received criticism regarding her intentions around the purchases, she always avoided comment. However, she went on record today to address some specific issues that she has seen in the press about her background.
Thang noted that there was a recent report that the administrator at the Oil & Gas Department of Nevada said he does not know her. She responded, “I do not know him either. Fortunately, my communication with the state of Nevada does not require me to be in contact with the administrator. From the beginning, my communication with the State of Nevada is with the Director of the Oil & Gas and Land Management Department. My respect for the administrator but this is not worth the news.”
Moreover, Thang is upset that recent reports about her portray her as being secretive about her involvement in Oil & Gas. Her response stated, “It is not that I am secretive. In every contract, the partner has me sign the non-disclosure agreement and confidentiality agreement. However, there were two contracts where I did not need to sign the non-disclosure agreement. I asked the contracting party if I could talk about the project publicly, but the team expressed their desire against this. I respected their wish and decided not disclose the information.”
Reports that Thang is a foreign national without the right to buy the oil & gas leases, which can only be purchased by US citizens, intent to be a US citizen and corporations, are also an area Thang addressed. “I have always been proud to mention where I am originally from, Myanmar. However, I am a legal permanent resident of the United States. A permanent resident of the United States has equal right and the same opportunities as US citizens. Therefore, by law, my status cannot be called ‘a foreign national’ in the United States. Furthermore, I have my legal company in the United States.”
“Some of what I hear reported on the news is purely based on opinion.” She continued. “People have called me after their names are mentioned in stories criticizing me and they told me that they did not say what was reported”
Thang went on to say that there were a few occasions where she was harassed and discriminated against in the United States, but that most people she met truly embraced her. “When the Federal Oil & Gas Department in a few states learned of my frustration, I was advised to let go of what I legally owned.” She said.
Finally, Thang stated for the record that, “Previously, I have been approached by many American companies. I denied them, but by the year 2020, I started to sell them. Everyone who purchased from me did so by their own will. I have the right to sell to who I want to, when I want to, and for what price I set.”
She closed by saying that she normally does not respond to what she reads in the press but felt compelled to do so considering the “vast amount of misinformation” she was reading.