Malaysia assures RP of full probe into welfare attaché's death
Malaysia assured the Philippines it will get to the bottom of the death of a Philippine welfare officer in Kuala Lumpur last Aug. 7.
Foreign Minister Anifah Aman gave the assurance to Philippine Ambassador Victoriano Lecaros, who discussed the matter in a courtesy call, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.
"During the meeting, the Malaysian Foreign Minister expressed his government’s assurances that they will 'leave no stone unturned' in pursuing the ends of justice for Mr. Cabilao," the DFA said on its website (www.dfa.gov.ph) Thursday.
Philippine social welfare attaché Finardo Cabilao, who has been based in Malaysia since 2008, was found dead at his residence last August 7.
With Lecaros at the call were Vice Consul Shirlene Mananquil and Police/Immigration Attaché Bernardo Diaz, the lead Embassy officials on the case.
Embassy personnel discovered Cabilao dead in his apartment after he failed to report to work for two straight days.
Malaysian police authorities are investigating the incident.
The Philippine Embassy, DFA, Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration are extending full assistance to the family.
Following the incident, the DFA said Lecaros has instructed Philippine Embassy staff members to take security and safety measures. - GMANews.TV