THE fate of the Taiwanese national accused of intimidating two Malaysian brothers over the issue of Tubi log will be handed down on May 20.
This followed the completion of the one day trial that took place yesterday before Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi.
Police Prosecutor Rodney Wheatney called three witnesses who testified in court while the accused Mai Yung Fu, 65, decided to remain silent.
Steve Wong testified in court of the threats made by Mai in his office above the Kingsley Building at Point Cruz.
The meeting was at about 2pm of 21 July 2014.
He said, Mai was angry and sternly told him to tell his brother Kenny at Omex not to continue with Tubi business.
Steve said, Mai stated if he continues there will be a problem.
He added that Mai said he will use Mafia gangs and also told him a phrase, “two tigers cannot live on one mountain” which in Chinese is very serious phrase.
He said it means in business, only one can operate while the other will either run away or die.
Hearing that Steve said, he was very frightened as the Wong family will be affected.
After Mai left, he said he called up his brother Kenny and told him what Mai asked him to pass on to him.
When asked by the prosecutor if he knows Kenny involve in Tubi business, Steve said, yes he knew.
He told the court he however did not involve in Tubi log but only operate a shop next to the Kingsley Food Bar.
In cross-examination, it was put to him that the reason Mai went to meet Steve was for him to ask the whereabouts of Steve’s friend Wang Yim Kau who owe him money to which Steve said, no.
Steve said, that was part of the conversation but the main reason was to pass on the message to Kenny.
Kenny told the court that he received a call from Steve informing him about the threat from Mai.
He said Steve told him Mai want to use Mafia group to kill the Wong Family if they continue with the Tubi business.
When he heard that he felt frightened because Mafia group is popular overseas.
He said in Solomon Islands it is not popular and that we should not bring in these types of group to the country because Solomon Islands is a free country.
He said, he is scared that he have guards with him everywhere he went and even to court yesterday he has some body guards with him.
He told the court he came to the Solomon Islands in 1991 and operated a logging company, Omex.
The court heard that he started Tubi business last year and had exported 15 containers.
It was heard that he is doing Tubi business but only a small operation.
Mai is standing trial for two counts of intimidation & molestation.
Prosecution and the Defence will be filing in their closing submissions a day before the judgment.
Mai is represented by Light Lawyers.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN