Myanmar girls rescued from sex trade

ONE hundred Myanmar girls under the age of 18 were rescued by Thai police from a massage parlor in Huay Kwang District of Bangkok last night, reported today (Jan. 13).

The raid followed a tip-off from the Foundation for the Protection of Women. A 55-year-old Thai pimp was arrested and charged with soliciting and detaining under-aged girls for prostitution.

The police also found a file in the massage parlor’s computer listing the names of Thai civil servants who are entitled to a discount when visiting the parlor.

Last year, the foundation cooperated with the Malaysian government to rescue under-aged Myanmar girls forced into prostitution there.


Top: The interior of the raided massage parlor. Photo:

By Songpol Kaopatumtip