Newborn baby found dead at Tugu Negara vicinity, cops arrest Samoan woman

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There is Malay, Chinese and Indian giving respect in front of The National Monument sculpture that commemorates those who died in Malaysia’s struggle for freedom at

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A Samoan woman was detained by police on suspicion of dumping a newborn baby into a trash bin in a restroom on the National Monument grounds here Monday (Sept 2).

Dang Wangi District police chief ACP Mohd Fahmi Visunathan Abdullah said police were informed of the discovery of a dead baby by the public around 11am.

“An inspection found that the baby still had its umbilical cord and was wrapped in a shawl inside the bin,” he said when contacted.

Following the discovery, a Samoan woman aged 33 was detained at a private clinic in Setia Alam around 2pm.

“Investigations revealed that the woman had joined a group to the National Monument and stayed inside the toilet for more than an hour.

“The woman arrived in Malaysia on Sept 1 to attend a health course and the next day, she and her friends were brought for a tour around the city,” Mohd Fahmi said.

According to him, the woman is presently being treated at Kuala Lumpur Hospital while the body of the newborn was sent for postmortem to the same hospital.

He said the case was being investigated under Section 318 of the Penal Code. – Bernama


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