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Italian Expat Shoots And Kills Himself At Thonglor Condo

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Italian Expat Shoots And Kills Himself At Thonglor Condo

A 50-year-old Italian expat was found dead on Monday morning at a Thonglor condo having taken his own life by shooting himself in the head with a handgun.

Giovanni Montesanti, originally from Palermo, Italy, was found laid on his bed holding a gun at around 10.30am by a Burmese maid who immediately called police.

Upon the arrival of emergency services at the 17th floor apartment, it was declared by the medical examiner that Mr Montesanti had been dead between 8-10 hours and had died from a gunshot wound to the temple.

A short signed suicide note written to K.Ann was found asking for a friend to be informed.

Police also found a large quantity of drugs – it wasn’t specified if these were prescription drugs or otherwise – in a waste paper basket.

Investigators ruled out foul play and declared the death a suicide.

The body was sent for an autopsy and the Italian embassy informed.

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African Arrested Over Alleged Rape Of Teenager

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African Arrested Over Alleged Rape Of Teenager

A 58-year-old man from Guinea has been arrested for allegedly raping a teenage girl at a motel in the Phya Thai area of Bangkok earlier this week.

Mamady Keita was picked up outside a McDonald’s in Bang Rak after a 17-year-old girl filed a report with police she’d been sexually assaulted and robbed by an African man.

An investigation uncovered that Keita works as a ruby trader in the Silom area often going by the name “Michael”. He was tracked using CCTV footage to the fast-food restaurant where he was arrested.

His victim alleges she was approached and asked for direction before small talk led to the exchange of phone numbers and chat app details.

Keita later contacted the teenager offering her a job and a new smartphone.

A meeting was set to discuss the proposal and the pair went to a motel paid for by money allegedly stolen from the victims purse.

Thai media report similar allegation have been made in the past with the suspect matching the description of the attacker.

Keita now faces charges of abducting an individual over 15 but under 18 years old, rape and theft.

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New Immigration Website Launched

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New Immigration Website Launched

The Immigration Bureau has launched a new website design improving usability with a more simplified layout in both Thai and English.

The new layout comes with news, announcements and links for online services such as TM47 and TM30 reporting plus information on the QR code appointment booking system.

New Immigration Website Launched

The updated website is still lacking when it comes to English language in graphics and text even when switching from Thai.

A handy map is now available of all immigration centres across the country making it easier for tourists to locate the nearest bureau.

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Planned Travel Bubbles Are Burst For The Time Being

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Planned Travel Bubbles Are Burst For The Time Being

Planned travel bubbles look like they have burst for the time being after several countries earmarked for the scheme have seen a spike in Covid-19 cases, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand.

The government have been planning to launch travel bubbles with several countries with low coronavirus risk including China, Japan and South Korea with a possible August launch.

CAAT director-general Chula Sukmanop said Thailand will closely monitor the Covid-19 situation this month and reassess planned agreements.

Airlines have been advised to wait for a clear policy from the government and CAAT following reports airlines are preparing to resume international flights in September.

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