Thousands of sex workers have been denied access to relief cash amid the coronavirus outbreak despite their contribution to the once-thriving tourism industry, a forum was told. Suparnee Pongruengphant, the project manager for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion at the United Nations Development Programme, said an agency survey has shown that up to , sex workers in Thailand suddenly lost their jobs when the government ordered the closure of nightlife venues in late March to curb the spread of Covid They are denied support because they are not categorised as [formal] labourers and legalised in Thailand. Ms Suparnee said sex workers are marginalised because many of them do not have access to education or opportunities to seek employment in the formal sector, forcing them into the sex trade. It is even more difficult for migrant and transgender prostitutes to seek community support.
The owner of an infamous massage parlour on Ratchadaphisek Road that was closed down over human trafficking violations was arrested in Bangkok Noi district on Monday after almost six years on the run. Deputy commissioner of the Royal Thai Police, Pol Gen Suchart Theerasawat, said Prasert "Kolak" Sukkhee, 63, was arrested for his involvement in the trafficking of minors at Nataree massage parlour, which authorities raided back in The raid followed a complaint by Nvader, an international non-governmental organisation, which told the police that the massage parlour brought in minors to work as sex workers. Authorities found eight girls under the age of 18 among the sex workers working at the massage parlour. The case garnered public attention as a subsequent probe revealed the managers of Nataree massage parlour had paid substantial bribes to officers in order to be allowed to operate.
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