Najib wants house arrest, claims former King had ordered it


KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who is jailed for offences linked to the misappropriation of funds from SRC International Sdn Bhd, is seeking to serve the remainder of his prison sentence under house arrest.

In his latest legal action, the former prime minister filed a judicial review application, claiming that there was an addendum order by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in the royal pardon granted to him on Jan 29, whereby in the addendum, he was allowed to serve his prison sentence under house arrest.

The application will be heard at the High Court before Justice Amarjeet Singh today.

Najib filed it through law firm Messrs Shafee & Co on Monday.

He named the Home Minister, the Commissioner General of Prisons, the Attorney General, the Federal Territories Pardons Board, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Institutional Reform), director-general of the legal affairs at the Prime Minister’s Department and the government as the first until the seventh respondents, respectively.

In the notice of application, Najib sought a mandamus order that all of the respondents or one of them to answer and verify the existence of the addendum order dated Jan 29.

Najib is seeking a mandamus order where if the addendum order exists, all or one of the respondents must execute it.

He is also seeking a mandamus order for all or one of the respondents to produce a copy of the royal decree and the addendum order, both dated Jan 29.

Najib is also seeking costs and other reliefs deemed fit by the court.

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Najib Razak , 1MDB

   

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