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Bogus dentist apologises to public in latest video

 | October 18, 2017

Nur Farahanis Ezzaty Adli also clears the air on who helped raise the money to settle the RM70,000 fine and admits she did not get help from the health ministry.

naraMELAKA: Bogus dentist Nur Farahanis Ezzaty Adli has recorded a new video in which she apologised to the public for her actions.

The 20-year-old, better known to her social media followers as Nara, also expressed regret for an earlier video thanking the public for “making her rich and famous”.

Social media users had reacted angrily to the video, calling her “unrepentant” and arrogant. Many also said her actions had tarnished the image of the dental fraternity.

Farahanis, a vocational college graduate, and part-time waitress among other things, claimed she learned her “dentistry skills” via YouTube.

“Today I want to make an apology as well as give an explanation about the issues being discussed on social media,” she said on her most recent video on Harian Metro.

She said the earlier video was made with good intentions, and that she wasn’t seeking publicity.

“The video was meant as a way to thank everyone who had spent time to listen and understand my situation at that moment.

“I did not receive any help from the health ministry or the deputy health minister himself; I admit that I did not get any help.

“But it’s okay, I still want to apologise as the video had caused so many problems. I am sorry if I had offended anyone,” she said.

It was reported that Farahanis claimed in an Instagram post that her “business” had been approved by the Health Ministry. She had also thanked Deputy Health Minister Dr Hilmi Yahaya and his private secretary Aziaan Ariffin for their support.

The office of Deputy Health Minister Dr Hilmi Yahaya subsequently responded, denying it gave any form of support to Farahanis. It also said it never supported or compromised with individuals who violated the law.

However, Dr Hilmi was reported as saying that as the Balik Pulau MP, he had extended Farahanis’s appeal letter to the ministry’s oral health division director for consideration.

In the Harian Metro video, Farahanis also apologised to the dental fraternity for her actions.

“I would also like to say sorry to all dentists, dental experts and everyone in the dentistry field for my wrongdoings.

“I was just 19. I did not know anything about the law and that my actions would cause so many problems.

“Perhaps, this will serve as a lesson to me. I totally regret my actions.

“It will also be a lesson to others as well to not make the same mistake. My wrongdoings have caused trouble to others,” she said.

Farahanis also cleared the air about who settled the fine, saying she did not receive any financial assistance from the Malaysian Muslim Consumers’ Association (PPIM) and Malaysia Islamic Economic Activist Organisation (PPIEM).

She said she hoped people would not misinterpret her situation any longer.

The public had slammed the NGOs after initial reports said they helped raise funds to pay for the fine imposed by the court.

PPIM however denied the allegation, saying they merely offered advice to her family and lawyer.

“With the help of the public, my friends and my family member’s friend, they managed to pay the fine and I only served six days in prison,” Farahanis said in the Harian Metro video, adding that she was now planning on a better future.

Farahanis was found guilty on Sept 29 by the Sessions Court in Melaka for running an unregistered private dental clinic.

She was released from prison after serving six days out of her six-month jail sentence after the court fine of RM70,000 was settled.

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