The 27- and 28-year-old tourist couple were arrested on Monday at around 3:30 pm in the Malaysian capital in the Bukit Bintang tourist area while allegedly reiterating the performance while trying to solicit donations.
Members of the public had alerted the authorities to allegations of child abuse.
A small crowd gathered to witness the event. with some shots on mobile phones.
Zayl Chia Abdulla, a Facebook user who posted a video of the performance, wrote: "I passed from this area in Bukit Bintang and I saw this irresponsible act that can literally inflict injury on this poor baby.
"Why (let the authorities) admit that such an act is presented to the public?" These street artists must be arrested! Please do something. "