Doc: Bogus dentist’s behaviour not normal

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  • Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: The behaviour of bogus dentist Nur Farahanis Ezatty Adli, who did not show any remorse and instead thanked her critics for making her famous, has baffled many, with an expert saying that her actions were “not normal”.

Universiti Malaya Medical Centre Assoc Prof in psychological medicine Datin Dr Sharmilla Kanaga­sundram said Nur Farahanis’ behaviour was not normal for someone who had committed a serious offence as she did not show remorse or take the offence seriously.

Many were surprised that the 20-year-old could smile and not show any remorse.

She was released from prison after serving only six days out of a six-month jail term for failing to pay a court fine of RM70,000.

She was fined by the Melaka Sessions Court on Sept 29 for running a private dental clinic which was not registered under Section 27 of the Private Healthcare Facilities and Services Act 1998.

Asked if Nur Farahanis’ response was a result of her not knowing the gravity of her offence, Dr Sharmilla said she would not know and that a psychiatrist needed to evaluate her to find out.

“It would be necessary to find out her understanding of dentistry as well as the legal implications of what she has done.

“Factors such as the level of education, schooling and family background are also important,” she added.

She also said that the Health Ministry should take the issue of people posing as dentists and orthodontists seriously to help deter similar incidents in the future.

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