11 Apr 2005

Fiji businessman upset at Chinese woman's deportation

3:38 pm on 11 April 2005

A Fiji businessman has threatened to make embarrassing revelations unless the Immigration Department gives reasons for the deportation last Friday of a Chinese national known as the Mafia Queen of Fiji.

Yan Xua Hua was deported on board a Korean Airlines flight last Friday after the minister for home affairs, Josefa Vosanibola, described her as a security risk.

A businessman Jioji Bakoso, who is the legal guardian of her Fiji-born daughter, has told the Fiji Sun he had worked with Ms Hua for many years and there is nothing wrong with her dealings.

Mr Bakoso says Ms Hua has earned more foreign exchange for Fiji through her fishing business than any minister or parliamentarian.

He says he knows of cabinet ministers, senior police officers, diplomats and immigration officers who used to go to Ms Hua to ask for large sums of money ranging from 3,000 to 30,000 US dollars in return for citizenship.

Mr Bakoso says unless the authorities reveal the real reason for her deportation, he will make the names of these people public.