Zafrul wants to ‘correct’ errors in DPM’s affidavit

PETALING JAYA: Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz (pic) will seek to correct certain factual errors in an affidavit filed by Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in the High Court.

The Investment, Trade and Industry Minister said he would be obtaining legal advice and looking to file an affidavit to correct errors contained in the Deputy Prime Minister’s affidavit, which had been filed in support of Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s application for leave to commence judicial review in relation to an alleged royal addendum.

“I take no position in so far as the merits of the ongoing dispute are concerned, but I merely wish to ensure that the factual record is properly reflected and recorded so all parties and, in particular, the High Court is properly appraised of all material facts,” Tengku Zafrul said in a statement yesterday,

“This will ultimately allow for a just and fair decision to be made in the interest of all parties concerned.”

Ahmad Zahid, in his affidavit, had claimed that a royal addendum from former Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, ordering Najib to be placed under house arrest instead of in prison, does exist.

In the affidavit, the Umno president said Tengku Zafrul had showed him the document at his (Ahmad Zahid’s) house in Country Heights on Jan 30.

He said Tengku Zafrul showed him a copy of the addendum order on his (Tengku Zafrul’s) phone.

In a separate statement, the Attorney General’s Chambers said it would bring Tengku Zafrul’s statement to the court’s attention.

“In reference to the statement issued by Investment, Trade and Industry Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz on the affidavit by Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on April 9 in the legal proceedings initiated by Najib in the Kuala Lumpur High Court, the AGC will bring the matter up to the court’s attention,” it said.

Meanwhile, the unity government spokesman, Fahmi Fadzil, said the Cabinet did not discuss Ahmad Zahid’s affidavit in support of Najib’s application for leave to commence judicial review in relation to an alleged royal addendum.

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