Najib’s bid to obtain supplementary decree fails

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak failed to initiate a judicial review against the government to compel the production of a purported “supplementary decree” from the former Agong that would enable him to serve his remainder jail term under house arrest.

High Court judge Amarjeet Singh said that there was no arguable case that warranted a full hearing.

Amarjeet ruled that all affidavits filed to support Najib’s case including by Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and vice-president Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail were hearsay.

Najib’s lawyer, Tan Sri Shafee Abdullah confirmed that he would appeal against this decision.

The Federal Territories Pardons Board (FTPB) halved Najib’s prison sentence in his SRC International case from 12 years to six, and reduced his fine from RM210 million to RM50 million.

Najib who is currently serving his sentence in Kajang prison claimed in his application that Al-Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah had issued the supplementary decree during a meeting of the FTPB held on Jan 29, a day before his term ended.

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