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Woman To Be Charged For Operating Unlicensed Massage Establishment

The Police will be charging a 53-year-old woman in court on 21 July 2021 for her suspected involvement in operating an unlicensed massage establishment along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10.

During an enforcement operation conducted by Ang Mo Kio Police Division on 8 March 2021, the woman was found to be allegedly operating a unit providing massage services without a valid licence along the said location.

The woman will be charged with carrying on a business of providing massage services in an establishment for massage without a valid licence under Section 5(1) of the Massage Establishment Act 2017. The offence carries a fine not exceeding S$10,000, imprisonment of up two years, or both. For repeat offenders, the offence carries a fine not exceeding S$20,000, imprisonment of up five years, or both.

The Police will also take action against landlords who knowingly lease their premises to unlicensed massage establishment operators. The Police will notify the landlord when their tenant has been charged in court for operating an unlicensed massage establishment. After the conviction of the tenant, the landlord must require the tenant to hand over possession of the premises within a month.

The Police take a serious view against any person who may be involved in such illicit business operations and perpetrators will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

 


PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
20 July 2021 @ 9:30 PM
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