KOTA KINABALU - Police are searching for the mother of a newborn boy found abandoned behind a shop in Sandakan.
The baby, whose umbilical cord was still intact and who appeared to be healthy, was fully clothed and wrapped in a pink towel.
Sandakan police chief Assist Comm Zabidi Md Zain said a police team was sent to the scene following a report by some passers-by at about 7am yesterday.
The baby had been sent to the Duchess of Kent Hospital for treatment, he said.
ACP Zabidi said those who saw or know who left the baby there should inform the police.