He said the unemployed woman was detained at her house, a kilometre away from a rubber plantation where the baby was found.
She is believed to have delivered the baby at 6pm on Nov 4.
“Since the woman had just delivered, she had to be sent to Tangkak Hospital but was kept under police observation,” he said at the old Bukit Kepong police station yesterday.
He said it was fortunate that the baby, with her umbilical cord still intact, was found alive by rubber tapper Mohd Shuib Md Dasin.
On another matter, DSP Mohd Salleh said three youths, who broke into a house in Taman Pelangi in Tangkak and stole cash, jewellery and electrical items valued at RM13,000 on Nov 9, had been arrested.
He said one of the youths had earlier tried to rob a 68-year-old trader who was about to open his shop in Tangkak.
SOURCE: THE STAR, NOV 17, 2011