A newborn baby boy has been found abandoned in a cardboard box outside a mosque with his umbilical cord still attached.
Fortunately, the boy was found in a healthy state and he is being cared for at the neonatal intensive care unit at Taiping Hospital, one of the biggest hospitals in Malaysia and the second biggest in Perak.
The fragile tot was found outside of a Malaysian mosque called a ‘surau’ in the town of Kamunting in the north-western Malaysian state of Perak.
Meanwhile, police spokesman Datin Seri Halimahton Ahmad said that they are stepping up efforts to track down the newborn’s parents.
According to local media, patrolling cop Nurul Kamal found the baby at around 4.30pm while doing his rounds.
The baby boy had been placed in front of the town’s Surau Nur Iman and was wrapped in cloth with his umbilical cord still attached.
Kamal immediately called the Kamunting police station to report the abandonment and arrange for the tot to receive medical treatment.
Chief Superintendent Razlan Abdul Hamid confirmed the incident and said that it is being investigated as a case of abandonment of a child under 12 years of age.
There have been no further updates on the parent’s whereabouts as the probe continues.