Newborn girl abandoned in plastic bag in Malaysia


SHAH ALAM, Malaysia - She should have been in the safe arms of her mother but instead a newborn girl was left crying inside a plastic bag in Desa Latania at Section 36 here.

A member of the public contacted the police after finding the baby abandoned at about 10am Saturday.

Shah Alam OCPD Asst Comm Shafien Mamat said policemen who went to the scene found the baby with her umbilical cord still intact.

"No written note was left where she was found," he added.

An ambulance took the baby to Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital. The case is being investigated for baby dumping under Section 317 of the Penal Code.