KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here has dismissed Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s application for leave to commence judicial review over his claims of a royal addendum order by the former King that would allow him to serve the remainder of his jail sentence under house arrest.

High Court judge Justice Amarjeet Singh made the decision here on Wednesday (July 3).

Najib filed the application for leave for judicial review on April 1.

He named the Home Minister, the Commissioner General of Prisons, the Attorney General, the Federal Territories Pardons Board, the Minister at 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 was seeking a mandamus order where if the addendum order exists, all or one of the respondents must execute the royal order and immediately move him from the Kajang Prison to his residence in Kuala Lumpur where he would serve his remaining sentence under house arrest.

On May 21, Wan Rosdy affirmed a five-page affidavit in which he claimed that he was told about the royal addendum order by Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz late afternoon on Jan 30.

On the evening of the same day, Wan Rosdy said he attended a meeting at the residence of Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in Country Heights, Kajang, whereby Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani, Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan and Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said were also in attendance, among others.

Wan Rosdy, who is an Umno vice-president, however, said that he did not have a copy of the addendum order on grounds of secrecy considering that the addendum had not taken effect.