De Lima maintains: Amalilio is Filipino, not Malaysian

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Justice Secretary Leila De Lima reiterated Wednesday that Aman Futures Group founder Manuel Amalilio is a Filipino and not a Malaysian, Radyo Inquirer 990AM reported.

Amalilio has a legitimate Philippine passport and birth certificate from the National Statistics Office, De Lima said.

She dismissed rumors that Amalilio is a Malaysian, saying this would not affect pending cases filed against the leader of the P12-billion investment scam.

But De Lima refused to comment on reports that Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman is a relative of Amalilio and was the one who blocked the deportation of Amalilio from Malaysia.

Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia Eduardo Malaya has said that a Malaysian court ordered the imprisonment of Amalilio for two years for carrying a fake Philippine passport.  John Daryl Dimalanta

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  • atas pagar

    hope this arrest will bring awareness to others

    • kassim moktar

      This shows that the Malaysian authorities takes the use of fake identity very seriously. 

      • Aku Bah

        If someone violating the law, I’m sure Malaysian authorities will take serious action without taking into consideration the person’s status.

  • atas pagar

    agreed with MA, whether related or not, no one is above the law

    • kassim moktar

      Even though Amalilio was Musa Aman’s nephew, but he did not try to protect him. 

      • Aku Bah

        Its true so please stop connecting Musa with this issue.

  • atas pagar

    and that this is a police and Interpol matter…

    • kassim moktar

       Musa Aman said it has nothing to do with him, as he did not interfere.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    delima si amanilio ay malaysian tingnan mo hitsura pangit! yung passport niya at birth certificate peke sa pinas tapalan ka ng pera maari ka na makakuwa ng diploma tapos ng pag ka doktor

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