Buang Bayi - Behind the Baby Hatch

In Malaysia, a socially conservative society heavily guided by religious laws, women who get pregnant out of wedlock face stigma and condemnation. This pressure, coupled with strict abortion laws, leads them to abandon their babies in unimaginable places. Half of these babies do not survive.

Baby hatches have appeared as a safe haven for mothers to anonymously give up their babies. BUANG BAYI delves into the socio-cultural reasons of baby abandonment through the hatch and explores what can be done to resolve this issue.