Five Myanmar Nationals Arrested For Illegally Working as Salespeople on Pha Ngan Island

Surat Thani –

Five Myanmar people were arrested on Pha Ngan Island in Surat Thani after they were found working illegally as salespeople.

The Koh Pha Ngan Tourist Police told the Phuket Express that on Thursday (July 4th) they arrested the suspects identified only as Mrs. Tay, 37, at a local restaurant, Mrs. Sa, 44, at a local grocery, Mrs. Kin, 40, a street vendor, Mrs. Ta, 35, at a tea stall, and Mrs. A, 47, at a local herbal stall.

They were taken to the Koh Pha Ngan Police Station to face charges of working without a legal work permit.

The Phuket Express adds that it is important to note that work permits and visas are not available for foreigners to work as regular salespeople in front of shops.

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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 five 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.