Monday, April 16, 2012

Unwanted baby left on car boot

A car owner in Kampung Parit Pecah near Parit Jawa here was shocked to find a newborn girl inside a polystyrene box on the boot of his car at the village surau.

Abdul Rashid Siraj, 73, said he was about to leave the surau after Subuh prayers when he saw the box at about 6.30am on Saturday.

He said there was a black bag inside the box and when he unzipped the bag, he saw the girl wrapped in a towel alive and sweating inside.

There was also a note which said the parents were illegal immigrants.

The note also stated that the baby's name is Salamiah Hasanah, while the mother is Sri Susanti and the father, Khairulanam.

It stated that the parents could not afford to care for the baby, Abdul Rashid said yesterday.

Muar Welfare Department officer Nazri Hussin said the baby had been sent to the Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital.

He said the case had been referred to the police.

Muar police chief Asst Comm Mohammed Nasir Ramli urged anyone with information to come forward - ANN