KUALA LUMPUR - Police are poring over closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage at a shopping mall in Kepong after a baby boy was found dumped in a women's toilet on Christmas Day.
Sentul OCPD Asst Comm R. Munusamy said they had yet to ascertain what caused the infant's death.
A cleaner at Brem Mall caught a strong stench when she returned for a second round of toilet cleaning at around 3.15pm on Thursday.
She found the dead baby, with its umbilical cord intact, in a red-and-black canvas bag.
The woman said she had last cleaned the toilet at around 2.40pm but did not see the bag there.
The baby's body has been sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital for a post-mortem.
"We have yet to identify the mother or the person who left the baby at the toilet," said ACP Munusamy.
Those with information on the case can contact the Sentul police hotline at 03-2159 9999.
The case is being investigated under Section 318 of the Penal Code for concealment of birth by secret disposal of a dead body.
In another case, two women who allegedly wrenched out the teeth of a 32-year-old maid and inserted objects into her private parts in a series of abuse over an eight-month period, are expected to have their remand extended today.
The women, aged 47 and 39, were picked up on Dec 20 and Dec 21, after neighbours found a note from the maid outside an apartment block in Persiaran Pandan Jaya.
Ampang Jaya Deputy OCPD Supt Mohd Nazri Zawawi said the women allegedly beat the maid for about eight months and used sharp objects to pull out two or three of her teeth.
They are also alleged to have put foreign objects in the maid's private parts.