Tengku Zafrul fails in bid to file affidavit on Najib’s house arrest

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Court refused to grant leave to Zafrul as there was no legal provision for someone not involved in a judicial review’s proceeding to file affidavits.

Bernama

The High Court today rejected Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz’s application for leave to file an affidavit to “correct certain errors” over a purported “supplementary order” the previous King issued for Datuk Seri Najib Razak to serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest.

Najib’s lawyer, Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, affirmed the matter after Zafrul’s application was heard in chambers before High Court judge Datuk Amarjeet Singh Serjit Sing.

Muhammad Shafee said the court refused to grant leave to Zafrul as there was no legal provision for someone not involved in a judicial review’s proceeding to file affidavits.

“He (Zafrul) is not a party (to the present proceeding). This is an ex-parte (hearing) purely for leave,” he told reporters when met outside the court.

However, Shafee indicated the court also said Tengku Zafrul and his lawyers could try their luck again if Najib is given leave to pursue his legal challenge when the court decides on June 5. – MMO