Newborn baby abandoned near cendol stall


KOTA KINABALU: A newborn baby boy was found abandoned near a cendol stall in Jalan Salut-Kelapa Bakar near here yesterday.

Kota Kinabalu district police chief ACP M. Chandra said the baby was found wrapped in a piece of cloth inside a bag by the stall operator at about 12noon.

“Upon seeing something moving in the bag which was left near his stall, the operator went to check the bag before he found the baby in weak condition,” he said in a statement.

Chandra said checks by a medical officer revealed that the baby was a newborn.

The baby is reportedly in stable condition and is now receiving treatment at the Tuaran Hospital.

Chandra also said according to a nurse, the baby had infection as he was left abandoned in a dirty place, while his mouth and corner of the eyes had ant bites.

Members of the public with information on the case can contact investigating officer Insp Nur Shajida Shara at 017-7240402.