Baby arrives at KL International Airport, with immigration officers' hands-on help
Malaysian immigration officers at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) deal with arrivals every day.
But it's not every day that they get to take part in the arrival of a newborn baby.
The rare occasion happened last Friday (Sept 19), when a Turkish woman burst into immigration officer Nur Malina Daraman's office.
The woman, whose identity is being withheld by the airport's immigration department for privacy, was "shivering violently and writhing in pain," reported The Star Online.
Nur Malina, 35, said: “She uttered some words to me but I didn’t understand the foreign language, but she really didn’t need to say anything as I knew from the look on her face that she was going into labour."
First time seeing someone give birth
While her colleague went to get a doctor, she led the woman into an empty office and then laid her down on a piece of cloth on the floor.
That was when she saw the baby's head emerging.
“I was scared. I was not trained in handling these kinds of situations,” she said. “I have never even seen a delivery before. But she was already there on the floor so I had to do something.
Well that "something" was to help the doctor and midwife who arrived a short while later to deliver a healthy baby at 12.30pm.
KLIA Immigration deputy director Sarbini Hussein said the woman was taken to the Putrajaya Hospital for further treatment, along with her baby boy.
Source: Star Online