The court grants Najib’s request to submit two additional affidavits as part of judicial review regarding house arrest

KUALA LUMPUR – The High Court in this city has granted Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s request to submit two more affidavits as part of his application for judicial review regarding an alleged royal addition order that would allow him serve the remainder of his prison sentence under house arrest.

Justice Amarjeet Singh has also set July 3 as the date for his decision on Najib’s request for judicial review.

Senior Federal Counsel Shamsul Bohassan who represented the Attorney General’s Chambers confirmed that a new decision date was set by the court following the addition of two additional affidavits.

Two affidavits have been filed, one by Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail confirming his statement and the other by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Datuk Seri Datuk Seri Ibrahim referring to a speech he made at the 25th Convention of Parti Keadilan Rakyat at Pusat Konvensyen Ideal in Shah Alam last April.

SFC Shamsul stated that the AGC had made an objection to the two affidavits due for submission as they were submitted out of time.

The decision date for the main application was originally set today.

He told the press that the court had allowed the request (to insert the affidavits).

Najib’s lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah has confirmed that the court has accepted the affidavits.

Najib submitted the request for leave to judicial review by April 1.

The first to the seventh respondents were the Minister of Prime Minister’s Department for Law and Institutional Reform, Director-General of Legal Affairs at Prime Minister’s Department, and the Government.

Najib requested in the notice of application that the respondent or all respondents answer and confirm the existence of an addendum order from Jan 29, 2009.

Najib wants a mandamus in which, if an addendum order is present, one or all of the respondents are required to execute the royal order. He would then be moved from Kajang Prison back to his home in Kuala Lumpur and serve the remainder of his sentence under house-arrest.

Wan Rosdy, on May 21, affirmed in a five-page document that Tengku Datuk seri Zafrul Abd Aziz had informed him about the royal order addendum late afternoon of Jan 30.

Wan Rosdy reported that he was present at a meeting held by Umno President Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Country Heights, Kajang. Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani and Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan, as well as Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said, were also there.

Wan Rosdy is the vice-president of Umno. He said, however, that he didn’t have a copy because it was a matter of secrecy since the addendum hadn’t taken effect.

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