Bogus dentist gave herself away by making police report
Health officials track activities of Nur Farahanis Ezatty Adli after she lodges police report that two patients did not pay for her services.
MELAKA: Health officials would probably have not known about Nur Farahanis Ezatty Adli and her unlicensed dentistry work if two of her patients had not refused to pay for her services.
According to a report in The Star, Nur Farahanis, 20, lodged a police report against the two that alerted the state Health Department, which started tracking her.
She was found guilty on Sept 29 by the Sessions Court in Melaka of running an unregistered private dental clinic.
She was released from prison after serving six days out of her six-month jail sentence for failing to pay the cour t fine, after the Malaysian Muslim Consumersâ Association (PPIM) and Malaysia Islamic Economic Activist Organisation (PPEM) raised funds for her.
The Star reported that after keeping track of her activities, state Health Department officers raided the homestay, where she was offering unlicensed orthodontic services, on Jan 25.
However, even after the raid, she continued with her business, the report added.
It quoted a 38-year-old restaurateur, who wished to remain unnamed, as saying Nur Farahanis had set up a âconsultation spaceâ at his premises sometime in mid-June.
âHer father asked me to give his daughter a chance to promote her services and I obliged,â The Star quoted him as saying.
He said she earned RM6,000 in a day by offering packages of RM650 for full braces and RM350 for a partial fitting.
âHer customers were mostly college students. There were also a number of working people who came to see her,â he said.< p>Melaka Health, Sports Development and Anti-Drugs Committee deputy chairman Ng Choon Koon was quoted as saying they had acted against other bogus dentists in the past too.
Ng said there were five other people â" three women and two men â" at the homestay during the raid. He said a receipt book enforcement officers confiscated was allegedly grabbed by her parents following a ruckus during the raid.
Ng was quoted as saying that a 43-year-old dental officer from the Health Department had lodged a police report on Jan 26 over alleged intimidation by one of the womanâs family members.
The report quoted one of Nur Farahanisâ customers, who wanted to be known only as Julie, as saying her fees were very much lower than that charged by licensed dentists.
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