Newborn left abandoned on table of Tanjung Malim eatery


Modified 11 Sep 2019, 5:23 am

A newborn baby boy, with his umbilical cord still intact, was found alive on a table at an eatery in Tanjung Malim, last Friday.

Muallim police chief Wan Kamarul Azran Wan Yusof said the baby was found by a senior citizen at 8pm.

“The man had wanted to have dinner at the eatery, which belongs to his daughter, after performing Maghrib prayers at a nearby mosque, when he saw the baby on the table.

“The baby, weighing 2.34kg, was found wrapped in a grey towel. No notes were found,” he said in a statement here today.

Wan Kamarul Azran said the baby is healthy and in stable condition, and currently placed at the intensive care ward at the Slim River Hospital.

The case is being investigated under Section 317 of the Penal Code for exposure and abandonment of a child, which carries up to seven years' jail and a fine.

- Bernama