13 unlicensed massage operators to face prosecution

SINGAPORE - An island-wide crackdown on errant massage parlours have found that a number have been operating without a license.

In a statement on Monday (April 11), the police said that they had conducted the operations between January and April this year, targeting massage establishments that flouted regulations under the Massage Establishments Act.

The establishments are located in Chinatown, Little India, Lavander Street, Jalan Sultan and Coleman Street.

A total of 13 unlicensed massage parlour operators will be prosecuted.

The police said that anyone found guilty of carrying on a massage establishment without a valid license may face a fine of up to $1,000, as well as a further fine of up to $50 for every day that the offence continues after conviction.

See also: 'Special services' offered in Bukit Batok massage parlour

seanyap@sph.com.sg

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