Tengku Zafrul to 'correct factual errors' in affidavit on Najib's house arrest order

KUALA LUMPUR: Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz is seeking to file an affidavit to correct "factual errors" in another affidavit, which claimed that former Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, had in an addendum order, granted house arrest to Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

In a statement today, Tengku Zafrul, who is  Investment, Trade and Industry Minister, said this is being done to ensure a just and fair decision to be made in the interest of all parties.

Tengku Zafrul said this came about after he had sighted a supplementary affidavit by Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi regarding Najib's application to compel the government to produce the addendum order.

Najib had claimed that the government had been silent on the addendum order despite it being in existence since Jan 29 this year.

Zafrul said he would be taking steps to obtain appropriate legal advice.

"I will seek to write to the High Court to ask for permission or leave to file an affidavit to correct certain factual errors contained in the affidavit in question.

"I take no position in so far as the merits of the on-going dispute is concerned but I merely wish to ensure that the factual record is properly reflected and recorded so that all parties and in particular the High Court is properly appraised of all material facts.

"This will ultimately allow for a just and fair decision to be made in the interest of all parties concerned," he said.

Earlier today, Zahid, in a affidavit, claimed he had sighted an addendum order from the former Yang di-Pertuan Agong allowing Najib to serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest. 

Zahid had claimed that the document was shown to him by Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz at his house near Country Heights on Jan 30.

He said Tengku Zafrul showed him a copy of the addendum order on his phone which he personally photographed or scanned from an original copy as shown to him by the former King.

Unity government spokesman, Fahmi Fadzil, said the cabinet meeting today did not discuss the addendum order and said the matter was not on the agenda. 

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