Baby boy abandoned in front of association building in Penang


GEORGE TOWN: A new-born baby boy, with his umbilical cord still attached, has been left at the Penang Family Health Development Association here.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Soffian Santong said there was also a note saying "tolong jaga budak ini (please look after the child)".

"The baby was not crying and in good condition when he was found on Saturday (April 10).

"According to the complainant, he had come to the Penang Family Health Development Association in Jelutong from Sg Bakap to visit his old workplace.

He said the complainant stepped outside the building when he spotted the baby at around 7.40pm.

"He saw something wrapped in a light green towel near the entrance of the association.

"When he went closer, he saw it was a baby left on the street with a handwritten note left near him

"He quickly took the baby into the building and a friend helped to put the baby in diapers and clothes before giving him some milk," he said in a statement on Sunday (April 11).

ACP Soffian added that the investigating officer called an ambulance and handed over the baby to the hospital for treatment.

"The baby has jaundice and needed close monitoring.

"There were no fingerprints found on the handwritten note and the CCTV near the scene was not working," he said.

Those with information about the incident can contact the investigating officer (019-473 5105) or message the George Town police headquarters on WhatsApp at 019-564 1822 or make a report at the nearest police station.

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