Patong Police Investigate Complaints about Foreign Barbers

Patong –

The Patong Police have investigated after they received complaints that foreigners were doing forbidden jobs as barbers and salon workers.

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that on Wednesday (July 5th), they inspected a barber shop in Soi Saen Sabai. The owner and all the staff were Thai.

Another five barber shops in Soi Ban San were inspected. Two of them were closed. Three other shops were found with Thai owners and Thai barber staff. However, three migrant workers were found with no work permits.

The Patong Police concluded the inspection did not find any foreigners working as barbers or salon workers but would take action on the migrant workers.

The Phuket Express notes that barbers and salon workers are a protected Thai occupation and foreigners cannot work in this field or obtain work permits to do so.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.