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Malaysian FM supports Amalilio extradition—DFA


Manuel Amalilio: Assets probe. Contributed photo

MANILA, Philippines—Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman is “strongly advocating the early turnover” of suspected pyramid scam leader Manuel Amalilio to the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Friday.

In a statement, the DFA said that Anifah informed Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario that he was supporting Amalilio’s transfer to Philippine authorities soon.

Malaysia has rejected a request from Manila to extradite Amalilio saying he was a Malaysian citizen with a valid and active ID.

Manila insists that Amalilio, who is wanted in the Philippines for duping 15,000 people in a P12-billion investment scam, was a Filipino citizen.

Anifah also confirmed the Attorney General’s order to freeze Amalilio’s assets, the DFA said.

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Tags: Crime , DFA , Foreign affairs , Manuel Amalilio , Pyramid Scam

  • kanoy

    DO NOT!! turn over Manuel Amalilio to the Philippines all of the evidence ts purely circumstantial nothing has been prov

    • CommonSens6

       So why  did he run away?  O, nagbakasyon lang? Why is he in Malaysian jail? Sounds more than “circumstantial” to me. Cheers!!!

      • kanoy

         YOU TELL ME O SWAMI YOU TELL ME–So why  did he run away?  O, nagbakasyon lang?
        Sounds more than “circumstantial” to me. Cheers!!!
        Philippine court rejects US extradition request
        The Court of Appeals has rejected a US request to extradite a
        Filipino-American businessman charged with conspiring to kill his wife
        to collect $300,000 in insurance money in California.
        The appellate court said the United States “failed to
        sufficiently establish, such strong and convincing evidence” for the
        Philippines to extradite Abelardo Tasa.

        The US “merely harped on what perceived to be circumstantial
        evidence,” the appellate court said in a 21-page decision, upholding the
        ruling of the Manila City Regional Trial Court.

        Tasa is set to face trial at the Supreme Court in California,
        Country of San Diego, Central Division for the death of his wife Rebecca
        19 years ago in Lakeside, California.

        On June 22, 1992, Tasa reported to police that he arrived home and saw his wife dead at the entrance of their residence.

        Autopsy showed the victim sustained three stab wounds. Her neck was slashed.

        Tasa, who owned and operated Taco Time restaurant, allegedly paid
        his employees, Timothy Shawn Victor and Jose Daniel Flores, to kill his
        wife to collect insurance money.

        Victor was convicted on June 10, 1998 and sentenced to life
        without the possibility of parole. On September 12, 2005, Flores pleaded
        guilty to first degree murder and was meted 26 years to life in jail.

        Tasa fled to the Philippines but was later arrested in Kalibo,
        Aklan by members of the Interpol at the National Bureau of
        Investigation. He was released after the Manila denied the US
        government’s extradition plea in 2007.

        The Philippine appeals court said the US failed to present evidence to support its conspiracy claim against Tasa.

        “(T)he petitioner failed to submit any statement from either of
        the two convicts or from any other person with personal knowledge of
        Tasa’s participation in the crime,” it said.

        Instead, the US simply offered the transcripts of testimonies of
        witnesses Timmra Nakamura and Michel Nakamura Hartley, which the Manila
        RTC said were mere hearsay.

        “Our examination of the records failed to yield any cogent reason
        which would warrant a conclusion different from that reached by the
        extradition court,” the Court of Appeals said

        Why is he in Malaysian jail? (FAKE PASSPORT–2 YR SENTENCE)

  • JunPyo123

    Manila insists that Amalilio, who is wanted in the Philippines for duping 15,000 people in a P12-billion investment scam, was a Filipino citizen. – Pardon if I’m wrong, but is “duping” the right word? It’s “doping” I suppose.

    • CommonSens6

       ”duping” is correct.

      • JunPyo123

        Very well. Thanks for that. Just used to read other articles that used ‘doped’ – akin to drugged – and really used to seeing errors in Inquirer articles.

  • CommonSens6

    “Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman is “strongly advocating the early
    turnover” of suspected pyramid scam leader Manuel Amalilio to the
    Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Friday” (Inquirer, Feb 15, 2013)

    Sabah or Amalilio. The Malaysian FM is not stupid to lose his job. Cheers!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FWD5IDZT7SXOEHKLE3O7CGFOAE Bright

    i have a feeling that the incursion of the royal army of sulu is connected with this amalilio case.. case in point, the MILF and MNLF are created by malaysia.. 

  • opinyonlangpo

    Really? They do one thing and say another thing. Who are they fooling now? Filipinos are not that stuped.

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

    tama ang prime minister ng malaysia ibalik d2 yang mag nanakaw na yan christino muslim naloko ng hayop na yan!! bugbugin ipakain sa buwaya!!

  • AlexanderAmproz

    One hope for the 15’000 victims, Malaysia is less corrupt than the Philippines…

  • goldelguira

    Malaysia is a country that protects its people even swindler or duped, just a crooks.

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