Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday he would make a "short break" after his electoral loss, as an angry crowd at an airport stems from speculation about his escape from the country.
Najib's long-ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition suffered a shock loss in the election to an alliance led by Mahathir Mohamad,
Since his defeat, there has been speculation that Najib and his wife might try to flee the country the new government had vowed to launch a massive financial investigation scandal involving the ex-leader.
In a series of early-morning tweets, Najib said, "I'll take a short break to spend time with my family, which I have not seen enough in recent years." 19659006] "I pray this for these Divis In this time the land will unite.
" I apologize for all the inadequacies and mistakes, and thank you, the people, for the opportunity to lead our great nation. "
He gave no further details of his plans
About 40 members of the public, accompanied by a large group of journalists, arrived in the early morning hours at Subang Airport, a small airport outside the capital Tor stationed where people believed that Najib would come in.
It came to what looked like an online manifesto, and Najib and his wife were scheduled to take a flight from the airport to Jakarta on Saturday morning 19659011] – Angry crowd –
A white truck with heavily tinted windows came and was quickly surrounded by an angry crowd demanding that the vehicle be opened, so they could see who was in it.
They tried to rock the vehicle and a man shouted "I hate Rosmah". The wife of the ex-leader is extremely unpopular because of their imperious nature and the alleged love of luxury shopping.
But someone rolled down the van's window to show that Najib was not inside, leaving the crowd behind and letting the vehicle go
49-year-old businessman Raja Singham, who had tried to escape the van As a citizen I will fight for it We have suffered for so many years, I do not want them to disappear from the land. "
In some Media reports said the couple was on a black travel list and would not be allowed to leave.
But the immigration director Mustafar Ali told AFP, "They're not on the blacklist yet."
Mahathir's victory broke the power over Najib's Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, which ruled Malaysia uninterruptedly since independence in 1957.  Najib's premiership was run over by allegations saw the plundering of billions of dollars from sovereign wealth funds 1MDB.
The US Department of State has filed a civil lawsuit claiming $ 4.5 billion was looted from the fund in a bold scheme of fraud and money laundering, and was used to buy everything from artworks to high-end real estate in the United States United States.
Najib and the Fund deny any wrongdoing.
Mahathir, the world's oldest elected leader, said the king had agreed to pardon the imprisoned leader Anwar. Ibrahim, his former archenemy, became an ally.
This would pave the way for Anwar's return to politics and possibly later become Prime Minister.
Anwar was Hereditary Prince of Mahathir until it turned out dramatically and Mahathir plundered him in 1998. He was imprisoned. He was released, but was imprisoned again in 2015 under Najib's rule.
Malaysia's former prime minister, Najib Razak, said he would "take a short break" after his shock in the election campaign
The long-standing Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition suffered a shock loss in a coalition election Leadership of Mahathir Mohamad, 92, himself former Prime Minister