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Sabah police chief: Amalilio no kin of Sabah political family

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KOTA KINABALU—A fugitive wanted by Philippine police for cheating over 15,000 people is not in any way linked to a political family in Sabah.

Reports in Manila have quoted Interior Secretary Mar Roxas as saying that the purported deportation of the Philippines’ most wanted conman was stopped by Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman.

Sabah police chief Commissioner Datuk Hamza Taib, however, said this was not true.

“It was my decision [to stop the move to send him back] as we have to follow proper procedures to deport anyone. We have nothing against deporting the man but [to date] there has been no request for his deportation by the Philippines,” he said.

Suspect Manuel Karingal Amalilio, who operated a company called Aman Futures Group, had claimed to be a nephew of Musa and Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Anifah Aman while luring thousands of Filipino investors into his investment scheme that offered 67 percent in returns.

He fled to Sabah in November immediately after Philippine President Aquino ordered his arrest after over 15,000 investors were cheated of around P12 billion in the scam.

Amalilio, also known as Mohammad Suffian Syed in Malaysia, was arrested in Ranau on Jan. 24.

However, police chief Commissioner Hamza has reiterated that the arrest had nothing to do with the scam in the Philippines.

He said Amalilio was held over identity issues and that investigations were being carried out for offenses under Section 12 (1) D of Malaysia’s Passport Act 1966 that provides for a maximum fine of 10,000 Malaysian ringgits or a five-year imprisonment or both.

“We found him in possession of a suspected fake Philippine passport,” Hamza said.

“We are now trying to establish his true citizenship,” he said, reaffirming that the suspect was not related to the Aman family of Sabah.


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Tags: Crime , Global Nation , Malaysia , Manuel Karingal Amalilio , Mohammad Suffian Syed , Philippines , Pyramid Scam

  • darsmith

    Victims may pool themselves enough money to pay-off the protector (or cops) in Kota Kinabalu to snuff-out this worthless pig

  • observer1356

    This would end up in a scenario where the Malaysians benefited in the loot by withholding Amalilio until they are able to find a way to extract the money scammed from Filipinos… tantamount to a ‘legitimated confiscation of Filipinos’ money by Malaysians.

    Cleverly executed…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abdul-Rashid/100004367910013 Abdul Rashid

    Malaysia must take this seriously if she does not want these Filipinos who were victims may take the law into their own hands and create a lot of trouble in nearby Sabah. Kayang kaya sa pinoy mangulos sa Sabah, come to think of it atin naman talaga yang lupaing yan.
    Cammon Pinoy lets do it! 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UWXUQZQDNSRTVWMFCUHAYA7OOA John

    Ito namang mga ahente ng (DRB este NBI) sinigawan lang sila doon sa airport ng isang taong nagkunwaring inutusan ng isang higher authority binigay na nila sa amalilio. Amalilio is gone with the wind. Tazwagin niyo yong PM ng Malaysia na namagitan sa kaso ng ARMM kung tutulungan kayo.



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