Newborn baby found abandoned at Penang flat

AUDREY DERMAWAN



GEORGE TOWN: Residents of Block 98 of the Taman Pelangi Indah flats at Jalan Perak here had a shock when an abandoned newborn was discovered at their building this morning.

A resident immediately alerted the police to the 7.58am discovery.

Northeast district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mior Faridalatrash Wahid said the 2.4kg baby boy is healthy and had no injuries when found.

He said the newborn's nationality could not be immediately ascertained.

"We have sent the baby to the Penang Hospital for observation.

"Police are questioning residents to determine who might be responsible for dumping the baby there," he added.