SIBU: A padi farmer who was about to throw his rubbish outside his home in Sibujaya was shocked to find a healthy baby girl left abandoned near a banana tree.
Sibu OCPD Asst Comm Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said at about 9.30am on Friday (Jan 17), the 45-year old man came out of his house to dispose of the rubbish.
Suddenly, he heard the cry of a baby near the tree.
"He searched around and was shocked to find a baby girl with the umbilical cord still intact," said ACP Stanley.
He added that the man brought her home and bathed her, before handing the baby over to the Sibujaya police station.
"The baby has been referred to the Sibu Hospital for further action," said ACP Stanley.