Newborn left on top of roof

SANDAKAN - A pensioner was shocked to find a newborn left on top of the roof of his double-storey house in Taman Merpati off Mile 7 Jalan Airport.

The 59-year-old retired civil servant and his wife were asleep in their room on the first floor on Saturday night while two of their children and three grandchildren were on the lower floor.

He was awakened by a baby crying at about 11.15pm and decided to check.

The man opened a window of the adjacent room and saw a package on the roof of the house.

Subsequently, he sought the assistance of a relative staying in the neighbourhood.

Together, they checked the package and found a baby boy with his umbilical cord still intact inside.