The Taiwanese national who was on trial for two counts of intimidation charges has been found guilty of one of the charges.
Mai Yung Fu, 65, was remanded in custody yesterday after his conviction of one count of intimidation awaiting the sentencing submissions.
Both prosecution and the defence counsels will be presenting their submissions for the sentence this morning.
Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi convicted Fu of the intimidation charge which involves complainant Steve Wong.
“In relation to count one, (complainant Steve,) I am satisfied that the prosecution has proved all the elements of this charge beyond a reasonable doubt.
“In relation to count two, (complainant Kenny Wong) I am not satisfied that the Crown has proved this offence.”
She therefore convicted Fu of count one and had him acquitted of count two.
Fu stood a day trial for intimidating Malaysian Brothers over the issue of Tubi logs.
The court heard that Steve and Kenny are brothers and are both originally from Malaysia.
They migrated to Solomon Islands to operate various businesses.
Kenny is the Chief Executive Officer of Omex Company.
That Company amongst other things operates logging business and also involved in exporting Tubi.
Fu, on the other hand is also a business man from Taiwan and has also been involved in the logging business including the exporting of Tubi logs.
The case was in relation to the allegation on July 21, last year at the office of Steve in Honiara.
Police said Fu went to the Steve’s office and warned him to stop anyone dealing with the harvesting, buying and or exporting of Tubi log.
He told Steve that if anyone continues dealing with Tubi logs, their lives will be at risk.
Fu then told Steve to tell his brother Kenny Wong, not to involve in any dealings with Tubi logs.
Police said that Fu clearly stated that if Kenny continued to deal with Tubi, he will use Mafia gangs in Taiwan to hunt and kill him and his entire family.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN