"Please Look After This Child" — Baby Boy With A Note Abandoned Outside An NGO Building
A newborn baby was found outside the Penang Family Health Development Association (FHDA) office in Jelutong on Saturday night, 10 April
"Please take care of this child," a note left beside the baby read.
According to New Straits Times, his umbilical cord was still attached at that time.
Northeast Penang Island District police chief ACP Soffian Santong said that the baby was discovered at 7.35pm outside the FHDA building by a man who was visiting ex-colleagues at the association.
It is learnt that the 43-year-old man was going out for a smoke when he saw something wrapped in a green towel near the front door of the association.
"He then brought the baby to his friends in the office. A woman there clothed the baby, before feeding him with formula milk," the police chief added yesterday, 11 April.
"It was then they realised it was a boy, with his umbilical cord still attached."
The baby was later taken to Penang Hospital for further observation.
He also received some treatment as he appeared to have jaundice, a condition of having a high level of bilirubin which causes the skin, whites of the eyes, and mucous membranes to turn yellow.
With that said, Soffian Santong assured that the baby was not crying and was in good condition when he was found on Saturday, reported The Star.
Soffian said no fingerprints were found on the note left next to the baby
"There was a closed circuit television (CCTV) camera at the site, but [it] was not functioning. However, we believe another CCTV near a Chinese temple can shed some light into our investigation, but there was no one around," the police chief revealed.
New Straits Times reported that the case will be investigated under Section 31 of the Penal Code.
Anyone with information about the incident can contact the investigating officer or message the George Town police headquarters via WhatsApp at +6019-4735105 and +6019-5641822 respectively.
Those with information can also visit their nearest police station.