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Termination of charitable services

July 17, 2012

FMT LETTER: From Dr Mathew Sebastian, via e-mail

I wish to inform the public that the social services which I have been providing to the public for more than 20 years through my clinic, Surgery Pergigian Kelana Jaya, will be terminated within the next one week starting from this date of publication.

The services are free dental  treatment for the poor, free dental treatment for children below 10 years and discounted charges for senior citizens, I feel sad to take this decision for fear of the Malaysian Dental Council as this service could or may be used against me  as I have been doing this for more than 20 years without their permission.

This could also affect the issue of my annual practicing certificate. As has happened in the past the Malaysian Dental council did take action against me even for writing a letter to the editor and another action due to news write ups of me in the press. The council have also used lawyers to find unlawful reasons to affect my annual practicing certificate.

Owing to their many actions taken against me I’m now worried and fearful that the social services I have been providing to the public could be again used against me as there has been no official permission from the Ministry of Health. Patients who still need the said services should come with a letter of authorisation from the Ministry of Health before such social services can be provided.


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