Malaysian FM supports Amalilio extradition—DFA
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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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