MANILA- Malacanang refuses to comment on reports that Aman Futures founder Manuel Amalilio is related to a high-ranking Malaysian official, who blocked his deportation two weeks ago.

Amalilio, who is accused of duping investors in Visayas and Mindanao of billions of pesos, is said to be a nephew of Sabah's chief minister, Musa Aman.

The Palace vows to pursue Amalilio's return to Manila so he can face charges of large-scale estafa. -- ANC World Tonight, Feb. 2, 2013