Two jailed for offering unlicensed cosmetic surgeries

Fadley Faisal

Two women, a local and an Indonesian, were handed jail sentences by the Magistrate’s Court yesterday for offering and performing illegal medical surgeries.

Local Dayangku Shazarina binti Pengiran Zahari, 27, received eight months’ jail while Indonesian Siti Kholifah binti Nisuki, 47, got nine months’ jail.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Nor ‘Adliatul Hidayah binti Haji Mohd Zaidi revealed in court that the duo were arrested by tipped-off police and officers from the Ministry of Health (MoH) who conducted a raid on the rented house at Kampong Orang Kaya Besar Imas, Jalan Kebangsaan at 2.40pm on May 21 where they operated illegally.

Officers also found medicines at the premises as well as surgical and clinical equipment.

Dayangku Shazarina owned the beauty parlour while Siti Kholifah was employed to perform illegal medical surgeries while not registered as a medical practitioner under the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Act.

Magistrate Hajah Ervy Sufitriana binti Haji Abdul Rahman further heard that Dayangku Shazarina rented the house for BND250 per month and advertised her business on social media offering medical surgery service or treatment such as aesthetic services including breast filler, buttock filler, face job and slimming injections since January this year.

Siti Kholifah performed the surgeries or treatments.

The business would provide medicines and equipment to carry out the procedures as well as treatments as a turn-key solution.

It was also found that Siti Kholifah worked while holding a social visit pass and not a registered medical practitioner.

Police investigations unearthed the price range for services as BND500 to BND2,300.

Since they opened, they had 10 customers up until May.

Siti Kholifah was paid BND100 to BND500 as salary.