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Newborn baby found in undergrowth

— A gardener found a newborn baby boy in undergrowth in Bukit Katil here today, according to the police.

Melaka Tengah Police chief ACP Afzanizar Ahmad said tonight the infant, weighing 2.2 kg and with the umbilical cord intact, was found by the 50-year-old gardener at about 3 pm at Jalan Sidang Hassan 1.

The gardener was informed by a relative of a baby’s cries as he was resting at his home, about 50 metres from where the baby was later found, he said.

Afzanizar said the baby was sent to hospital for a medical examination and is reported to be in good health.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

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