THE Taiwanese who allegedly intimidated a Malaysian over the issue of tubi logs is currently out of the country.
His case was mentioned in the Honiara Magistrate Court this week but Mai Yung Fu, 65, was not present.
The court was informed Fu is out of the country to attend his son’s wedding and is supposed to return on September 13.
Principal Magistrate Shepherd Lapo, who presided over the case, adjourned the matter to September 15.
He however, ordered that if the accused failed to turn up in court on that day, a warrant of arrest will be issued for him.
Fu is facing one count of intimidation & molestation in relation to an allegation on July 21, this year in Honiara.
Police alleged he warned the complainant’s brother Steve Wong to stop anyone dealing with the harvesting, buying and exporting of tubi log.
He allegedly told Steve that if anyone continues dealing with tubi logs, their lives will be at risk.
Fu then allegedly told Steve to tell Kenny, the complainant in this case, not to get involved in any dealings with tubi logs.
Police further alleged 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.
During that conversation that allegedly took place at Steve’s office, Fu was said to have spoke in an angry raised tone and was aggressive.
The accused allegedly insisted that Steve passed on the message to Kenny and his brothers.
Fu is being represented by Desmond Nimepo of Light Lawyers while Iete Tebakota appeared for the state.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN