The arrest of a man named Manuel Amalilio reached me like it reached most people, through the news.
I was alerted of online allegations that I had intervened to prevent the deportation of this individual to the Philippines.
Let me make it very clear that the Sabah State Government did not and will not intervene in this matter.
This is a police and Interpol matter.
I have a large family and I have just recently been informed that this individual is a distant relative.
Whether or not Amalilio is a relative, the authorities should investigate the matter and take the necessary action. No one is above the law.
Let the due process of the law take its course. I hope both countries will cooperate to solve the matter quickly.