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Antonio Bagnato Arrested In Cambodia, Tyler Gerard Charged

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Antonio Bagnato Arrested In Cambodia Tyler Gerard Charged

Thai police have made significant progress in solving the kidnapping and murder of Australian gangster Wayne Schneider earlier this week in Pattaya.

The prime suspect, Antonio Bagnato, is now in custody in Phnom Penh following his arrest by Cambodian cops on Thursday afternoon at hotel on 82nd Street, according to the kampucheathmey.com news website.

The chief of military police in Phnom Penh’s Daun Pehn district confirmed the capture of Bagnato to local media saying senior officials will co-ordinate with Thai authorities to extradite him back to Thailand.

Meanwhile, 21-year-old American Tyler Gerard, who was captured trying to flee the country on Wednesday morning, has been charged with kidnapping, premeditated murder and concealment of the body following a confession to police of his role in the murder plot.

He told interrogators that he drove a rented pickup to the home of Schneider in the Jomtien Park Villas estate with four others, Bagnato, American Isaac Stetson and two Australians identified only as Jay and Toe, where they beat their victim unconscious before putting the body in the back of the truck and driving to a secluded area in Sattahip district where the gang buried the body.

It is unclear at this time where the killing took place.

Deputy national police chief Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen and two other deputy chiefs, oversaw Gerard re-enact the crime on Friday morning.

Bagnato’s wife, Siriphat Saimart, 25, has been cleared of any involvement in the plot after she was detained and questioned on Wednesday after investigators discovered she had rented the vehicle used by her husband and his gang.

Thai police believe some of the suspects are still hiding in Thailand while others have escaped but expect to make more arrests in the next 48 hours.

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Nike Open Flagship Store At Siam Center

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Nike Open Flagship Store At Siam Center

Nike Thailand has launched a massive new flagship store in Bangkok’s Siam Center designed to showcase product innovation.

Operated by Southeast Asian luxury retail specialist Valiram, the new 9000sq foot Nikestore offers a blend of physical and digital retail experiences for shoppers.

Nike Open Flagship Store At Siam Center

“Nike Bangkok at Siam Center exists to offer everyone the ability to make sport a daily habit, ensuring they are inspired and committed to staying active,” said director of Nike stores Southeast Asia & India Tarundeep Singh.

Services such as head-to-toe apparel fitting and footwear trialling are offered to provide consumers with opportunities to deepen their connection with the brand and select products suited to their needs.

You can also book one-on-one sessions with running experts and styling specialists.

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Phuket Reopens Land And Sea Access

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Phuket Reopens Land And Sea Access

Following two months of lockdown by land and sea, Phuket finally reopened to the rest of the world on Monday.after Covid-19 measures were relaxed.

Governor Pakkapong Taweewat signed an order on Sunday allowing entry and exit from the southern island by 24 seaports and the road bridge between Tha Chat Chai to Phangnga on the mainland.

Phuket airport remains closed to international passenger flights until June 30 under the ban by CAAT with a limited number of domestic flights operating.

People can leave Phuket without restriction with those entering having to undergo temperature checks and log their details via the “Mor Chana” app to allow track and trace should there be any newly reported coronavirus cases.

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All Quiet As Moviegoers Swerve Strict Cinema Reopening Rules

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All Quiet As Movie Goers Swerve Strict Cinema Reopening Rules

Cinemas across the capital were almost empty on Monday on their first day open following the relaxation of rules that shut them down back in March in a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Moviegoers obviously didn’t fancy watching old flicks, sitting in the theatre for two hours wearing a mask, and not being able to eat some popcorn while watching the film, so instead, they stayed away.

All Quiet As Movie Goers Swerve Strict Cinema Reopening Rules

Managers tried to talk up some of the new measures put in place such as the screens placed between seats would allow more privacy for customers.

Couples can sit together with at least 3 seats between them and others in the theatre with nobody allowed to sit in front or behind each other.

Other regulations include customers going through screening which includes having their temperature taken and their hands washed; social distancing at all times including when buying tickets with e-payment the favoured option to avoid contact.

Every seat and all the touch points in the theatre must be cleaned after every viewing and the entire place hosed down at the end of the night.

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