KOTA KINABALU - Police are searching for the mother of a newborn baby boy found abandoned behind a shop in Sandakan.
The baby was found in good health with his umbilical cord still intact.
He was found fully clothed and wrapped in a pink towel.
Sandakan police chief Assistant Commissioner Zabidi Md Zain said officers were sent to the scene after a report came in at about 7am on Thursday.
He urged people with information on the baby's mother to come forward to help with the investigation into the case.
"The baby has been sent to the Duchess of Kent Hospital for treatment," he said.