KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 -- Social activist Hishamuddin Rais proposed forming a citizens group to monitor the country’s major exit points for fleeing fugitives tonight.
In a makeshift press conference outside the mansion of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak that is still being raided by commercial crime investigators, he said the group could also crowdsource information on possible wrongdoers from the previous Barisan Nasional administration.
"Therefore we are appealing to all Malaysian to come together as we need the support the population because the NGO is only an instrument," he said.
Hishamuddin said the group was still in the conceptual stage and was not meant to be a vehicle for vendettas, but simply to extract the justice demanded by Malaysians.
"We are going to find where the houses of these wrongdoers are,” he said.
"We also hope to station individuals from the NGO here to make sure from time to time that he (Najib) cannot escape," he said, refering to Najib's private residence at Taman Duta here.
As of 12.30am, media and police have been at Najib’s mansion for over 26 hours since the raid began.
The authorities have also cordoned off the roads leading to Najib’s home in the upscale neighbourhood here.