Patong Massage Shop Owner Arrested for Hiring Minor During Night Hours

Patong –

An owner of a massage shop in Patong was arrested after being found hiring a staff aged under 18-years-old during specific times.

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that on Tuesday night (November 28th) at 10:30 P.M., they arrested the owner of a massage shop in Patong. The owner was taken to the Patong Police Station to face charges of allowing employees under 18-years-old to work at the massage shop from 10:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. without permission.

According to the Thailand Department of Labour Protection and Welfare Laws, employers are not allowed to hire employees aged under 18 between 10:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M.. Anyone who breaks the laws shall be imprisoned up to six months or fined up to 100,000 baht or both.

The Phuket Express noted that specific details of the shop owner and the name of the massage shop were not released by the Patong Police.

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.