Fahmi: Zahid’s affidavit on royal addendum for Najib's house arrest not discussed by Cabinet


PUTRAJAYA: The Cabinet did not discuss Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's affidavit in support of Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s application for leave to commence judicial review in relation to an alleged royal addendum.

The unity government spokesman Fahmi Fadzil briefly told reporters that the matter - of a royal addendum from the former Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, which would allow the former prime minister to go under house arrest - was not discussed during the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday (April 17).

“It was not discussed (during the meeting),” the Communications Minister said in a press conference.

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Najib, had filed the application in the Kuala Lumpur High Court seeking judicial review to challenge the existence of the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong's royal addendum.

Earlier on Wednesday, Ahmad Zahid, who is Deputy Prime Minister, claimed in an affidavit on April 9 that the royal addendum does exist.

In the document, the Umno president said he was shown the document by former Selangor Umno treasurer Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz at his (Ahmad Zahid's) house at Country Heights on Jan 30.

Ahmad Zahid had said that he saw a copy of the addendum on his (Tengku Zafrul's) phone which he personally photographed or scanned from an original copy as shown to him by the former Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

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