The baby boy was found at the Pangsapuri Permata near Bandar Perda

The body of a newborn baby who still had his umbilical cord intact was found in a rubbish dump in Malaysia.

According to Astro Awani, the baby boy’s body was found in a rubbish dump at the Pangsapuri Permata near Bandar Perda, Bukit Mertajam.

The baby was wrapped in newspapers and a cloth. Retired civil servant Mahmud Manuf, 80, found the baby as he was looking for trash to recycle at around 1130am local time.

Astro Awani reports that the baby was believed to have been born early this morning based on the condition of the body with the umbilical cord still intact.

“I came to look for bottles,” Manuf reportedly said, “While scourging through the pile, I noticed a strange bundle. I picked it up and noticed it was of batik cloth which was tied with a rope.”

I lifted it up, felt it and noticed there was a round object like a head and immediately put it back. I opened it up and saw a baby covered with batik and tied with a black strap, newsprint and black plastic.”

 Manuf immediately informed nearby traders who took him to the Bukit Mertajam police station to lodge a report. The baby’s body has been taken to the Bukit Mertajam Hospital to undergo an autopsy.
Chairman of the Seberang Perai Tengah Police Assistant Commissioner Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid has confirmed the incident and has said that an investigation will be conducted.
Bukit Mertajam is a town in Central Seberang Perai, Penang, Malaysia

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