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MALAYSIA: NEWBORN BABY BOY FOUND ABANDONED IN TOILET AT LANCHANG LAYBY, EAST COAST EXPRESSWAY

KUANTAN, Pahang state, Malaysia Oct 10 (NNNBernama) A newborn baby boy was found abandoned in a toilet at the Lanchang layby, East Coast Expressway 1 (LPT1), Kuala Lumpurbound earlier yesterday.

Temerloh district police chief ACP Zundin Mahmood said the nude baby was found by members of the public in the toilet with his umbilical cord still attached at about 5am.

A witness said he first heard baby crying at 4.30am but it went silent afterwards. However at 5am, he decided to venture into the female toilet and found the nude baby boy with his umbilical cord still attached and covered in faeces.

The investigation found no injuries on the baby and believed that he was born elsewhere before being abandoned, he said when contacted here yesterday.

He said the baby was then taken to the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile in JOHOR BAHRU, the body of a man who was reported missing after going out to catch fish in the river near a farm in Kota Tinggi Monday, was found by members of the public at 3.50pm yesterday.

Kota Tinggi Fire and Rescue station operations commander Faiz Ramli said the body of Abd Farid Abdullah, 55, was found about four metres away from the river, not far from the location of the search and rescue (SAR) operation.

The victim was believed to have suffered a heart attack while trying to return to safety, he said when contacted by Bernama here yesterday.

He said the SAR operation was carried out by a team of nine personnel, namely three members of Fire and Rescue Department (JPBM) Water Rescue Unit (PPDA) and six policemen.

Source: NAM News Network

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