SINGAPORE: A senior Malaysian official announced yesterday that most Malaysians supported the Government's move to remove the legal immunity of the country's hereditary rulers. The Deputy Information Minister, Mr Railey Jeffrey, said the support had been gauged through a nationwide briefing which was conducted by the Information Services Department. His announcement came as the Government applied pressure on the rulers to accept the parliament-approved constitutional amendments removing their immunity when they meet in a formal conference this week. But there was no indication that the rulers would reverse their opposition to the amendments. The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad, said there could be no compromise on the issue. ''We will stick by the amendments,'' he said. He also said he would be busy and not able to attend the 159th Conference of Rulers, which will be in session on Wednesday and Thursday. It is customary for the Prime Minister to attend the formal meetings of the rulers. He said he would be accompanying the visiting Prime Minister of Mauritius, Sir Anerood Jugernauth. His deputy, Mr Ghafar Baba, would represent him at the conference. Dr Mahathir said that while he could not guess the outcome of the rulers' conference he would welcome a settlement. But the rulers would have to abide by the amendments. Mr Ghafar said he would not be raising the issue at the meeting. He added that if the rulers raised any subject requiring clarification he would provide an explanation. He said the amendments had been presented to the King, Sultan Azlan Shah, on January 20 and would become law on February 20 with or without his assent. There has been speculation that the rulers' might contest the constitutional amendments with a Supreme Court action. They have received support for their stand against the amendments from the Bar Council, the Muslim Religious Scholars Association and theSpirit of '45 opposition party. Attempts by members of the Bar Council to reverse its support for the rulers failed on Friday when they were unable to achieve a quorum at an extraordinary general meeting. Sources in Johor Baru said the State Secretary, Datuk Abdul Rahim Ramli, who has been accused of siding with the Johor royal family in the dispute between the Government and the rulers, had tendered his resignation. The State Executive Council passed a motion of no-confidence in him on January 30 but could not fire him as he was appointed by the Sultan.