On Tuesday, 23 April, a newborn baby girl was left inside a box and placed along the sidewalk of Ara Kuda mosque in a town in Penang
The baby was discovered by a boy attending 1.15pm prayers at the mosque, who then informed other members of the congregation, reported New Straits Times.
The members of the congregation, who were preparing to perform the noon prayer, were surprised after finding out someone had abandoned their baby.
A 59-year-old witness, Ahmad Abdullah, was quoted saying that he was getting ready to pray before the boy told him about the infant
"The box was on the pavement of the mosque.
"When I came about 1pm I did not see any box on the sidewalk at the front of the mosque so we believe the baby had just been left there. We, the members of the congregation, were shocked on discovering the baby," he said adding that the baby was asleep and they took her into the mosque before calling the police.
The witness said that the baby was in a healthy condition
The newborn's umbilical cord was believed to have been cut before she was wrapped in batik cloth and placed inside the box, the witness revealed.
The baby girl was taken to Kepala Batas Hospital for further examination, Seberang Perai Utara District Police chief ACP Noorzainy Mohd Noor was quoted as saying by New Straits Times
Last week, a newborn's dead body was found in the women's prayer section inside the Asy Syakirin Mosque in Bachang, Melaka