Health Ministry denies supporting bogus Melaka dentist

10-Oct-2017 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM Print This Post

The health ministry has denied giving support to any individuals practising dentistry without a licence. In a press statement yesterday, the deputy Health minister’s office said it has never supported or compromised with individuals who violated the law. “Deputy Health minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya and the ministry would like to stress that they have never supported such individuals,” said Dr Hilmi’s private secretary Aziaan Ariffin.

He was responding to claims on social media that 20 year-old bogus dentist Nur Farahanis Ezatty Adli, who was found guilty by the Sessions Court in Melaka for running an unregistered private dental clinic, received support from Dr Hilmi and Aziaan. In an Instagram post, Nur Farahanis claimed that her “business” was approved and granted to her by the health ministry. She also expressed her gratitude to both Dr Hilmi and Aziaan.

The instagram post was reportedly taken down.

On September 29, Nur Farahanis was fined RM70,000 by the Sessions Court in Melaka for running a private dental clinic which was not registered under Section 27 of the Private Healthcare Facilities and Services Act 1998. She, however, was released from prison after serving only six days out of her six-month jail term for failing to pay a court fine. The Malaysian Muslim Consumers’ Association (PPIM) and Malaysia Islamic Economic Activist Organisation (PPEM), which read about Nur Farahanis’ plight in the media, had raised funds to pay the fine.


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